Ultimate Fighter 16 finalist Mike Ricci made it clear he wanted to fight on March 16 in Montreal where he trains at TriStar MMA alongside the likes of Rory MacDonald and Georges St-Pierre, both of whom are already slated to compete at UFC 158. And, it appears the UFC was listening to his lobbying, as the 26-year old has been booked for a bout on the card against Colin Fletcher.
UFC officials have confirmed the fight’s addition to the lineup. Like Ricci, TUF: Australia vs. UK alumnus Fletcher came a win away from being named a TUF champion before losing a decision to Norman Parke.
Ricci holds an overall record of 7-3 with four strike-based stoppages to his credit. Comparably, Fletcher is 8-2 and had won a quartet of consecutive clashes before falling to Parke in December.
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