A middleweight bout has been added to UFC 167 as Ed Herman takes on Rafael Natal. The bout’s placement on the card has not been determined at this time. UFC officials announced the bout earlier this week.
The UFC is not doing Herman any favors with this pairing as Natal has won three-straight fights and is looking to break into the upper echelon of the middleweight division. Herman got back in the win column at UFC on FOX 8 by defeating Trevor Smith in a “Fight of the Night” performance. The victory snapped a two-fight skid for The Ultimate Fighter 3 veteran.
UFC 167 will be headlined by a UFC welterweight title fight between champion Georges St-Pierre and Johnny Hendricks. The billing will mark the 20th anniversary of UFC 1, which took place November 12 at the since demolished McNichols Sports Arena in Denver, Colorado. More bouts are expected to be announced soon for the UFC’s 2o-year anniversary card.
UFC 167 Fight Card:
- UFC Welterweight Title Fight: Georges St-Pierre (c) vs. Johny Hendricks
- Chael Sonnen vs. Rashad Evans
- Robbie Lawler vs. Rory MacDonald
- Josh Koscheck vs. Tyron Woodley
- Frank Mir vs. Alistair Overeem
- Donald Cerrone vs. Evan Dunham
- Tim Elliot vs. Ali Bagautinov
- Rafael Natal vs. Ed Herman