Paul Felder has lost his last two UFC bouts. | Dave Mandel/Sherdog.com
A lightweight showdown between Paul Felder and Daron Cruickshank appears to be set for UFC Fight Night in Boston on Jan. 17.
Felder announced the bout on his Twitter account Wednesday evening. The UFC has yet to officially confirm the matchup. The UFC Fight Night event takes place at TD Garden and is headlined by a bantamweight title tilt between T.J. Dillashaw and Dominick Cruz.
After winning his first two Octagon appearances, Felder has dropped back-to-back decisions to Edson Barboza and Ross Person, the first losses of his professional career. “The Irish Dragon” is 10-2 overall, including seven triumphs by knockout or technical knockout.
Cruickshank, meanwhile, hasn’t won since a unanimous verdict over Anthony Njokuani at UFC Fight Night “MacDonald vs. Saffiedine” in October 2014. “The Detroit Superstar” has suffered consecutive rear-naked choke defeats to Beniel Dariush and James Krause in his last two outings. The “TUF 15” veteran is 6-5 with one no contest during his Octagon tenure.