Welterweights Ricardo Funch and Matt Riddle will meet at UFC 111 on March 27 in Newark, New Jersey, according to Funch’s trainer, Marco Alvan, who today announced that Funch had signed for the matchup.
Funch (7-1), who trains at Team Link alongside UFC heavyweight Gabriel Gonzaga, made his UFC debut in December, dropping a unanimous decision to Johny Hendricks for his first career loss.
Riddle (3-1), a castmember on The Ultimate Fighter 7, began his UFC career with victories over Dante Rivera, Steve Bruno, and Dan Cramer, but suffered a third-round TKO to Nick Osipczak in his most-recent fight in November.
UFC 111, which airs live on pay-per-view from the Prudential Center, is headlined by welterweight champ Georges St-Pierre vs. Dan Hardy and also features Shane Carwin vs. Frank Mir for the interim heavyweight title.
Pictured: Matt Riddle