UFC Milwaukee Adds Two More Bouts to December Card

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UFC Milwaukee gained a main event today in the form of Kevin Lee vs. Al Iaquinta, and also added bouts between Sergio Pettis and Rob Font, and Dan Ige and Jordan Griffin.

The UFC officially announced the additions on their website.

Sergio Pettis wasted no time finding a fight after deciding to move up to the bantamweight division following his loss last weekend to Jussier Formiga. It will be a fresh start for the younger Pettis, who is 8-4 in the Octagon at flyweight, winning five of his last seven. Most notably, he defeated perennial top contender Joseph Benavidez by split decision in June.

His opponent will be Rob Font, who has won by stoppage in each of his five UFC victories. Font has lost two of his last three to difficult opponents Pedro Munhoz and Raphael Assuncao, but also tallied a very impressive head kick knockout over Thomas Almeida in between the defeats. The Massachusetts native is 15-4 overall and dropped to bantamweight when joining the UFC in 2014.

Dan Ige will look to make it two in a row when he fights fellow Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series Alum Jordan Griffin, who is a teammate of Sergio Pettis at the Roufusport Academy. Ige won via third-round submission when he was on the contender series, but took a decision loss in his promotional debut. The featherweight bounced back in the best way possible, with a knockout in just 50 seconds.

After winning 16 of 21 fights in his professional career, Jordan Griffin finally got a chance to prove himself on the DWTNCS. He did just that, with a first-round submission victory that earned him the elusive contract. The Minnesota native has won his last four fights by submission, and has 13 stoppage victories under his belt.

UFC Milwaukee is headlined by the long-awaited rematch between Kevin Lee and Al Iaquinta. The event will take place on December 15 at the Fiserv Forum.

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Danny is a 2017 graduate of Ithaca College's Sport Media program. He has been an avid fan of mixed martial arts since watching the UFC’s 100 Greatest Fights special on Spike TV back in 2009. Shortly following UFC 100, Danny’s Saturdays, and most of his free time, became dedicated to the Ultimate Fighting Championship. In addition to writing and editing for Cageside Press, Danny works as a sports broadcaster and as a DJ for Ithaca College’s FM radio station, 92 WICB, and as a Ring Announcer for Gladius Fights/Global Grappling League. Along with fellow Cageside Press writer Heath Harshman, Danny hosts a weekly MMA podcast, Throwin' Elbows MMA.

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