Rose Namajunas will return to the action on May 23. | Dave Mandel/Sherdog.com
Two more bouts have been added to the UFC 187 lineup, as Rose Namajunas will take on Nina Ansaroff in a strawweight clash, while Justin Scoggins will meet Josh Sampo at flyweight.
The promotion announced the new additions on Wednesday. UFC 187 takes place at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas and is headlined by a light heavyweight title tilt between Jon Jones and Anthony Johnson. In the co-main event, Chris Weidman defends his middleweight strap against Vitor Belfort.
Namajunas was one of the breakout stars on Season 20 of “The Ultimate Fighter.” The 22-year-old “Thug” made it to the finals of the reality show before falling to Carla Esparza via rear-naked choke in the third round of their bout on Dec. 12.
Nina Ansaroff made her Octagon debut at UFC Fight Night “Shogun vs. St. Preux,” where she dropped a unanimous verdict against Juliana de Lima Carneiro. That setback snapped a five-fight winning streak for the American Top Team representative.
After beginning his promotional tenure with back-to-back victories, Scoggins has fallen to Dustin Ortiz and John Moraga in his last two UFC outings. “Tank” is 9-2 as a professional, with seven triumphs inside the distance.
A former Championship Fighting Alliance titlist, Sampo defeated Ryan Benoit in his first Octagon foray. “The Gremlin” went 0-2 in 2014, however, losing to Zach Makovsky and Patrick Holohan in consecutive appearances.