UFC Brisbane is getting a quick turnaround and two notable returns.
Justin Scoggins, fresh off a big win last weekend, will meet Ben Nguyen at UFC Fight Night: Hunt vs. Mir on March 20 in Australia, the UFC announced Wednesday. Also on the card, Leslie Smith and Rin Nakai will both return to the Octagon for a women's bantamweight matchup.
Scoggins (11-2) defeated Ray Borg by unanimous decision last Saturday at UFC Fight Night: Hendricks vs. Thompson. It was a dominant victory and the most impressive of his young career. Scoggins, 23, has now won two straight after falling to top flyweights Dustin Ortiz and John Moraga.
Nguyen (14-5) has won eight in a row, including his first two fights in the UFC. The South Dakota native who now calls Brisbane home, is coming off a first-round submission win over Ryan Benoit at UFC 193 in November. Nguyen, 27, has not lost a fight since 2010.
Smith (7-6-1) has not fought since her ear was almost torn from her head in a loss to Jessica Eye at UFC 180 in November 2014. In all, the entertaining striker and teammate of the Diaz brothers, has lost three of four. Nakai (16-1) has not been seen since her UFC debut, a unanimous decision loss to Miesha Tate in September 2014. Before that, the popular Japanese fighter had been unbeaten in her first 16 pro fights.