UFC 162 has a new heavyweight showdown as Shane del Rosario will face off with Dave Herman this July. No word on where the bout will land on the card, however the bout will likely end up as a preliminary bout. UFC officials announced the heavyweight pairing earlier today.
Both fighters come into their July bout in need of a victory.
Dave Herman is fresh off a suspension and rehab stint following positive test for marijuana following his UFC 153 loss to Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira. Herman has lost three straight fights since defeating Jon Olav Einemo in his UFC debut in 2011.
Shane del Rosario is still searching for his first UFC victory after losses in his last two fights. Del Rosario started his career 11-0 before joining the UFC and dropping consecutive bouts to Stipe Miocic and Pat Barry.
UFC 162 takes place July 6 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The card will be headlined by a UFC middleweight title fight as champion Anderson Silva takes on Chris Weidman. A co-headliner has yet to be officially named for the card.
UFC 162 Fight Card:
- UFC Middleweight Title Fight: Anderson Silva (c) vs. Chris Weidman
- Ricardo Lamas vs. Chan Sung Sung
- Frankie Edgar vs. Charles Oliveira
- Cub Swanson vs. Dennis Siver
- Tim Boetsch vs. Mark Munoz
- Roger Gracie vs. Tim Kennedy
- Andrew Craig vs. Chris Leben
- Shane Del Rosario vs. Dave Herman
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