A featherweight scrap pitting Chase Hooper against Peter Barrett has been added to the UFC 256 lineup.
MMAFighting.com was first to report the booking. UFC 256 takes place at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas on Dec. 12 and features a women’s featherweight title clash between Amanda Nunes and Megan Anderson. That card will also see Petr Yan defend the bantamweight crown against Aljamain Sterling.
Hooper is coming off his first professional defeat in 11 outings, as he was completely outclassed by Alex Caceres over three rounds at UFC 250 on June 6. The 21-year-old Dana White’s Contender Series alum debuted in the Octagon with a first-round TKO of Daniel Teymur at UFC 245.
Also a former Contender Series competitor, Barrett dropped a unanimous verdict to Youssef Zalal in his promotional debut at UFC Fight Night 174 on Aug. 8. The Team Sityodtong Boston member is 11-4 as a pro, with nine triumphs coming inside the distance.
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