Caraway-Rivera, Lauzon-Held, ‘Formiga’-Pettis Set for UFC Fight Night 103 in Phoenix

By Tristen Critchfield Dec 2, 2016

A trio of bouts has been added to the UFC Fight Night 103 lineup next month in Phoenix.

Bryan Caraway will face Jimmie Rivera at bantamweight; Joe Lauzon will meet Marcin Held at lightweight and Jussier da Silva will take on Sergio Pettis at flyweight, promotion officials recently announced. UFC Fight Night 103 takes place at Talking Stick Arena on Jan. 15 and is headlined by a featherweight showdown between Yair Rodriguez and B.J. Penn.

Caraway has won four of his last five Octagon appearances, including back-to-back triumphs over Aljamain Sterling and Eddie Wineland. Rivera, meanwhile, improved to 20-1 as a professional and 4-0 in the promotion with a unanimous verdict over Urijah Faber in his last outing at UFC 203.

Lauzon went 1-1 in 2016, stopping Diego Sanchez via first-round TKO at UFC 200 before dropping a split decision to Jim Miller at UFC on Fox 21. A former Bellator MMA title challenger, Held lost a decision to Sanchez in his Octagon debut at UFC Fight Night 98 on Nov. 5.

Da Silva has won four of his last five bouts, with his only defeat during that time coming at the hands of former No. 1 flyweight contender Henry Cejudo in November 2015. Pettis has also won four of five in the promotion, including a three-round triumph over Chris Kelades in his last appearance at UFC 197.


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