The UFC ‘s Fight Night card in Utica, N.Y., has its first three bouts.
According to the Utica Observer-Dispatch, the following three matchups will take place at the June 1 event at the Adirondack Bank Center in Utica, N.Y.: Walt Harris vs. Daniel Spitz at heavyweight; Hector Sandoval vs. Jarred Brooks at flyweight and Sijara Eubanks vs. Lauren Murphy at flyweight. The card is expected to air on Fox Sports 1 following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass.
Harris is 3-6 over the course of two separate UFC stints and is coming off back-to-back defeats against Mark Godbeer and Fabricio Werdum, though the first of those was due to a disqualification. After falling to Godbeer via decision in his promotional debut, Spitz rebounded to earn a first-round TKO against Anthony Hamilton at UFC Fight Night 116.
Sandoval had a two-bout winning streak snapped in his most recent outing, as he suffered a 15-second knockout loss to Dustin Ortiz at UFC Fight Night 114. Brooks, meanwhile, lost for the first time in 14 professional appearances at UFC Fight Night 119, when he dropped a split verdict to Deiveson Figueiredo.
Eubanks was set to compete for the inaugural women’s flyweight title after making it through “The Ultimate Fighter 26,” but she had to pull out of a proposed clash with current champion Nicco Montano due to a bad weight cut. Murphy has won two of her last three UFC bouts, including a split decision over Barb Honchak at the “TUF 26” finale.