The Ultimate Fighter 12’s Cody McKenzie will face another tough test when he welcomes WEC vet Bart Palaszewski to the Octagon in a lightweight bout at UFC 131 on May 28 in Las Vegas, the UFC announced today.
McKenzie (12-1) submitted fellow castmember Aaron Wilkinson with his patented guillotine choke in his UFC debut in December, but suffered his first career loss to Yves Edwards in the “Fight of the Night” at January’s UFC Fight for the Troops 2.
Palaszewski (35-14) dropped a split decision to lightweight contender Kamal Shalorus at the WEC finale in December to snap a four-fight win streak.
The UFC 130 fight card is headlined by a third meeting between UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar and Gray Maynard and also includes Quinton “Rampage” Jackson vs. Matt Hamill and Frank Mir vs. Roy Nelson.
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