The featherweight division is full of exciting fighters from top to bottom, and the UFC booked two of them for UFC 160 in May. Dennis Bermudez (10-3), who just had an incredible war in his last fight, will fight the 21-year-old Hawaiian Max Holloway (7-1) in Las Vegas. UFC officials confirmed this mouthwatering matchup on Twitter:
Bermudez's decision win over Matt Grice at UFC 157 was one of the most incredible fights in recent memory. The TUF 14 alum was seemingly on his way to a KO loss in the opening round, but rallied in the final two (nearly forcing a stoppage of his own) to claim a FOTN victory. Since losing to Diego Brandao in the TUF finale, Bermudez has defeated Pablo Garza, Tommy Hayden, and the aforementioned Grice.
Holloway entered the UFC as a late-notice replacement against Dustin Poirier. While he lost by submission, he acquitted himself quite well and showcased some good striking skills. Since then, he's rattled off 3 wins in a row over Pat Schilling, Justin Lawrence, and Leonard Garcia.
It is unknown whether or not this fight will air on the FX or Facebook portion of the preliminary card.