The UFC’s Aug. 6 trip to Salt Lake City is beginning to take shape, beginning with a featherweight headliner between Yair Rodriguez and Alex Caceres.
The bout was announced during Wednesday’s edition of “UFC Tonight.” In addition to the main event, five other contests were revealed: Cub Swanson vs. Tatsuya Kawajiri at featherweight; Court McGee vs. Dominique Steele at welterweight; Zak Cummings vs. Santiago Ponzinibbio at 170 pounds; Marcin Tybura vs. Viktor Pesta at heavyweight and Thales Leites vs. Chris Camozzi at middleweight. UFC Fight Night Salt Lake City takes place at Vivint Smart Home Arena and airs on Fox Sports 1.
Rodriguez has emerged as one of the promotion’s brightest young stars with victories in his first four appearances. Most recently, the Mexican featherweight scored a spectacular head kick knockout against Andre Fili at UFC 197 on April 23.
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Caceres, meanwhile, enters the matchup on a two fight-winning streak after garnering consecutive decision triumphs against Cole Miller and Masio Fullen. “Bruce Leeroy” is 7-6 with one no contest over the course of his Octagon tenure.