A late addition has been made to the card for UFC Fight Night 18 on April 1. MMAWeekly.com was the first to break the news that a middleweight matchup between Tim Credeur and Nick Catone is now on tap for the event and FiveOuncesOfPain.com has since confirmed the new bout with a source close to one of the fighters.
Credeur improved to 11-2 overall and 2-0 in the UFC with his second round TKO victory over Nate Loughran during the UFC’s “Fight for the Troops” event in Fayetteville, North Carolina this past December. A veteran from the seventh season of The Ultimate Fighter, Credeur won his official UFC debut at UFC Fight Night 14 when he TKO’d Cale Yarbrough at 1:54 of round 1.
Catone presevered his perfect record and improved to 6-0 during his UFC debut last month at UFC Fight Night 17. A strong wrestler who was a top prospect in the Northeast corridor of the U.S., Catone submitted fellow newcomer Derek Downey with a keylock at 1:15 of round 2 during the event.
UFC Fight Night 18 will take place at the Sommet Center in Nashville, Tennessee. The two-hour Spike TV broadcast will be headlined by former WEC welterweight champion Carlos Condit making his UFC debut against Martin Kampmann and will serve as a prelude to the season premiere for the ninth season of The Ultimate Fighter.
Additional reported matchups for the UFN 18 include TUF 8 light heavyweight champion Ryan Bader vs. Carmelo Marrero, Junie Browning vs. Cole Miller, Tyson Griffin vs. Rafael dos Anjos, Matt Horwich vs. Ricardo Almeida, former WEC welterweight title challenger Brock Larson vs. newcomer Jesse Sanders, Jeremy Stephens vs. Gleison Tibau, Aaron Simpson vs. Tim McKenzie, Steve Steinbeiss vs. Ryan Jensen, and Rob Kimmons vs. Joe Vedepo.