A trio of fights have been officially announced by the UFC to take place on the inaugural UFC On FOX Sports 1 event in August from Boston.
Middleweights Uriah Hall (7-3, 0-1 UFC) and Nick Ring (13-2, 3-2 UFC) will square off while Conor McGregor (13-2, 1-0 UFC) takes on Andy Ogle (9-2, 1-1 UFC) and Mike Brown (26-8, 2-3 UFC) battles Akira Corassani (11-3-1, 2-0 UFC) in a pair of featherweight bouts.
Hall was a much-hyped fighter coming off the most recent season of “The Ultimate Fighter” as he scored impressive knockout wins en route to a spot in the finals. He lost in the finale in April, though, to Kelvin Gastelum, and he looks to get back into the win column in the same impressive fashion that brought the hype to him. He had won three straight fights prior to his stint on the reality show.
Ring is looking to bounce back from a recent loss to Chris Camozzi at UFC 158 in March. Ring is also an alumnus of “The Ultimate Fighter”, having competed on season eleven before a knee injury forced him out of the competition. After starting his professional career 12-0, Ring has lost two of his last three fights.
McGregor is a blossoming prospect out of Ireland who will be making his second Octagon appearance. He debuted at UFC On FUEL TV 9 in April, scoring a first-round knockout win over Marcus Brimage that earned him the bonus award for “Knockout Of The Night”. McGregor has won nine straight fights, and 12 of his 13 wins have come by knockout. Of those 13 wins, ten of them have come in the first round.
Ogle fights for the third time in the UFC and is looking to score back-to-back wins after winning a unanimous decision against Josh Grispi at UFC On FUEL TV 7. Ogle lost his UFC debut to Corassani in September, ending his win streak at seven.
Brown is a former WEC Featherweight Champion who has flirted with the idea of retirement recently. He signed a five-fight extension in July 2012 in the event he decided to continue fighting, and after a year off he will return to the Octagon looking to notch his third straight win. He was last seen in May 2012 when he scored a unanimous decision win over Daniel Pineda at UFC 146.
Corassani is a perfect two-for-two in his UFC career. He competed on season 14 of “The Ultimate Fighter” in the fall of 2011, but injuries kept him from making his UFC debut until September 2012. He defeated Ogle by split decision in his debut, and followed that with a unanimous decision win over Robbie Peralta at UFC On FUEL TV 9 in April. Corassani has won six of his last seven fights overall.
UFC On FOX Sports 1 #1 takes place on August 17 from the TD Garden in Boston. A main event for the card has yet to be announced, though a heavyweight bout between Alistair Overeem and Travis Browne and a welterweight bout between Thiago Alves and Matt Brown will be featured on the fight card.