Paul Felder held CFFC gold before joining the UFC. | Photo: Keith Mills/Sherdog.com
Ultimate Fighting Championship continues to add fighters of Irish descent to UFC Fight Night “McGregor vs. Siver,” as the organization Wednesday announced a lightweight bout pitting Paul Felder against Johnny Case.
The fight will take place on the undercard of an event headlined by Conor McGregor versus Dennis Siver, as well as Benson Henderson taking on Eddie Alvarez. The card will air live on Fox Sports 1 from TD Garden in Boston on Jan. 18.
Nicknamed “The Irish Dragon,” Felder has yet to taste defeat in his nine-fight MMA career, which includes a win in his UFC debut at UFC Fight Night “MacDonald vs. Saffiedine” against Jason Saggo. The split decision was just the third fight Felder failed to finish via technical knockout or knockout.
Standing opposite Felder inside the Octagon will be Case, a winner of nine straight fights, including a technical submission of Kazuki Tokudome at UFC Fight Night “Hunt vs. Nelson.” The 25-year-old has not suffered a loss since 2010.