Lucas Martins (25-7 MMA, 1-1 UFC) will be going from bantamweight to featherweight at UFC Fight Night 45 when he takes on Jim Alers (13-1 MMA, 1-0 UFC)

Jim Alers has 2 knockouts, 9 submissions and 2 decision victories in his MMA career. He has only been knocked out once in his Career. He came into the UFC with an eight fight winning streak and made his debut against Alan Omer in April of this year and beat him via Split decision.

The event takes place July 16 at the Revel Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Main card fights air live on FOX Sports 1 following prelims on the UFC Fight Pass.

Lucas Martins has 10 knockouts, 4 submissions and 1 decision victories in his MMA career. He has only been finished once and that came by knockout. Prior to joining the UFC he was riding a 12 fight winning streak, but lost to Edson Barboza via 1st Rd TKO in January of 2013. He then beat Jeremy Larsen in May of 2013 via 3rd Rd KO and then closed 2013 with a win over Ramiro Hernandez via Rear Naked choke in the first Rd.

Here is how the rest of the card looks like:

  • Donald Cerrone vs. Jim Miller
  • John Lineker vs. Alptekin Ozkilic
  • John Howard vs. Rick Story
  • Pat Healy vs. Gleison Tibau
  • Edson Barboza vs. Evan Dunham
  • Jim Alers vs. Lucas Martins
  • Aljamain Sterling vs. Hugo Viana