The Ultimate Fighting Championship continues to piece together its Oct. 3 card in Houston, which will be held inside the Toyota Center.
It was revealed early Wednesday that a flyweight battle between Sergio Pettis and Chris Cariaso has been tacked onto the event. Alan Jouban will also lock horns with Albert Tumenov in a welterweight showdown.
Pettis is looking to get back on track against Cariaso after losing to Ryan Benoit in March. Pettis had won two in row before being stopped by Benoit in the second and had been victorious in 12 of 13 overall. Cariaso could be the more a more desperate fighter due to his two consecutive losses entering his UFC 192 bout. “Kamikaze” lost via kimura to defending champ Demetrious John last Sept. and then to Henry Cejudo by unanimous decision in March.
Jouban has reeled off two straight wins and has had his hand raised in five of his last six fights. After knocking out Richard Walsh in February on the UFC 184 card, he scored a dominant decision win over Matt Dwyer on July 15. A win over Tumenov would likely catapult him up the welterweight ladder, but “Einstein” has been equally as hot inside the cage. Tumenov has won three in a row and 11 of 12 overall. He last fought in January, when he decisioned Nicholas Musoke.
The two latest editions have bolstered the still-blossoming UFC 192 event, which is slated to be anchored by the light heavyweight championship between Daniel Cormier and Alexander Gustafsson. It will be the first title defense for “DC,” who won the vacated 205-pound crown in May after submitting Anthony Johnson.