Henry Martinez punches Matt Riddle at UFC 143 on Feb. 4, 2012 in Las Vegas. Image via Esther Lin of MMA Fighting
Two men looking for their first win in the UFC will meet at UFC on FX 3 on June 8th. They have a fair amount in common - they both lost their only UFC bout to men much bigger than them. The news comes from FightBulletin.net:
Magalhaes (11-2), the Cage Fighting Championship lightweight champion, dropped his UFC debut to Tim Means at UFC on Fuel 1 last month. Martinez (8-2), a Greg Jackson product, stepped in as a late replacement at welterweight to face Matt Riddle at UFC 143. Despite giving up a ton of size, Martinez was very competitive in the bout and lost by split-decision. He will now drop down to his natural weight class and face Magalhaes.
The bout is expected to take place on the preliminary card.