Brok Weaver vs. Rodrigo Vargas Set for UFC Rio Rancho

Brok Weaver Contender Series
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Brok Weaver, one of 2019’s Contender Series contract winners, will make his debut at UFC Rio Rancho against Rodrigo Vargas.

Dana White’s Contender Series winner Brok Weaver will make his octagon debut in New Mexico. Weaver, fighting out of McIntosh, Alabama, announced the news himself on social media Friday. He’ll be taking on Rodrigo Vargas at UFC Rio Rancho next month.

Weaver (14-4) had been scheduled for a bout with Thomas Gifford back in October. However, he was forced to withdraw from the card for undisclosed reasons. When he does finally set foot in the octagon, he’ll do so on a three fight win streak, including his unanimous decision win over Devin Smyth on the Contender Series last August.

For Rodrigo Vargas (11-3) the bout will be his second attempt at a first win in the UFC. In his promotional debut at UFC Uruguay, Vargas lost a unanimous decision against Brazil’s Alex da Silva. Prior to joining the UFC, however, Mexico’s ‘Kazula’ had gone 7-1 dating back to 2014.

UFC Rio Rancho (UFC Fight Night 167) takes place February 15, 2020 at the Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho, New Mexico. The card is headlined by a light heavyweight main event between Corey Anderson and Jan Blachowicz. The pair will be meeting for the second time in that fight.