The card for the UFC’s Nov. 5 trip to Mexico City continues to fill out, as Chris Avila will face Enrique Barzola at featherweight and Enrique Briones will lock horns with Douglas Silva de Andrade at bantamweight.
The UFC’s Spanish branch announced the bouts on Tuesday. UFC Fight Night 98 takes place at Mexico City Arena and is headlined by a key lightweight showdown between Rafael dos Anjos and Tony Ferguson.
Avila made his debut at UFC 202, where he dropped a unanimous decision to Artem Lobov. The Cesar Gracie Fight Team product is 5-3 in his pro career, with four wins inside the distance. Barzola outpointed Horacio Gutierrez in his first Octagon appearance before falling Kyle Bochniak via split decision at UFC on Fox 21. The Lima, Peru, native is 11-3-1 over the course of his MMA career.
Briones hasn’t competed since a unanimous decision loss to 135-pound title contender Cody Garbrandt at UFC 189. “Henry Bure” submitted Guido Cannetti in his first promotional foray at UFC 180. De Andrade owns an impressive 23-1 career mark, but is 1-1 in the Octagon. He lost a decision to Zubaira Tukhugov in his debut before outpointing Cody Gibson in his most recent outing at UFC Fight Night “Bigfoot vs. Mir” on Feb. 22.