UFC 201 Update: Michael Graves to Face Bojan Velickovic in Atlanta on July 30

By Tristen Critchfield May 24, 2016

Michael Graves will lock horns with Bojan Velickovic at UFC 201 on July 30.

The Las Vegas-based promotion announced the welterweight bout on Tuesday. UFC 201 takes place at Philips Arena in Atlanta and is headlined by a 170-pound title tilt between Robbie Lawler and Tyron Woodley. In the co-main event, Demetrious Johnson will defend his flyweight strap against Wilson Reis.

A cast member of “The Ultimate Fighter 21,” Graves outpointed Vicente Luque at the reality show’s finale in his Octagon debut before submitting Randy Brown with a second-round rear-naked choke in his most recent outing at UFC on Fox 19. The 25-year-old American Top Team product is 6-0 in his professional career overall, with all but one victory coming inside the distance.

Velickovic, meanwhile, debuted in the Octagon with a unanimous verdict against Alessio Di Chirico at UFC Fight Night “Rothwell vs. dos Santos” on April 10. The former Resurrection Fighting Alliance talent enters the matchup with Graves on a five-fight winning streak. He is 14-3 as a pro, with eight wins via submission and three by KO/TKO.


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