The UFC 138 fight card continues to fill up as England’s John Hathaway, Terry Etim, and Mark Scanlon have joined the November 5 event in Birmingham, with Hathaway facing Pascall Krauss, Etim returning to take on fellow lightweight Edward Faaloloto and Scanlon welcoming James Head to the welterweight division.
Hathaway (15-1) emerged as a welterweight contender with four-straight UFC wins over the likes of Rick Story, Paul Taylor, and Diego Sanchez. “The Hitman” suffered the first setback of his career to Mike Pyle in October, but bounced back over Kris McCray in March. Germany’s Krauss remained unbeaten with a decision over Scanlon in his UFC debut in November.
Etim (14-3) has been sidelined by various injuries since an April 2010 loss to Rafael dos Anjos snapped a four-fight win streak, while Faaloloto (2-2) looks to avoid a likely release after dropping his UFC debut to Michael Johnson last month.
Both Scanlon (7-1) and Head (7-2) dropped their Octagon debuts, with Scanlon falling to Krauss in the “Fight of the Night” at UFC 122 and Head losing to Nick Ring at UFC 131 in June, prompting his drop to 170-pounds.
UFC 138 is headlined by the UFC’s first five-round non-title fight between middleweights Chris Leben and Mark Munoz.
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Updated at 11pm on 7/22/2011 to include Hathaway vs. Krauss. Originally posted at 3pm on 7/21/2011.
Pictured: John Hathaway