A pair of lightweights with exceptional finishing rates will meet at UFC 181, as Tony Ferguson and Abel Trujillo have signed on the dotted line.
Set for December 6 from Las Vegas, the card features a main event between Johny Hendricks and Robbie Lawler. Earlier this year, Hendricks won the vacant welterweight title with a decision win over Lawler.
Also, Anthony Pettis will fight for the first time this year, meeting former Strikeforce champion Gilbert Melendez for the lightweight strap.
Ferguson (16-3) is a former winner of The Ultimate Fighter. He has nine knockout and four more submission wins to his credit, and is coming off a split decision win over Danny Castillo.
Prior to that, “El Cucuy” had stopped Katsunori Kikuno via knockout and submitted Mike Rio following a decision loss to Michael Johnson. Ferguson is 6-1 in his UFC career.
Trujillo (12-5) is unbeaten in his last three, finishing Jamie Varner and Roger Bowling. Of his 12 career wins, five have been knockouts and three submissions.
Check out the current lineup below:
UFC Welterweight Championship
Johny Hendricks (c) vs. Robbie Lawler
UFC Lightweight Championship
Anthony Pettis (c) vs. Gilbert Melendez
Heavyweight: Travis Browne vs. Brendan Schaub
Light Heavyweight: Corey Anderson vs. Gian Villante
Heavyweight: Todd Duffee vs. Anthony Hamilton
Middleweight: Eddie Gordon vs. Josh Samman
Lightweight: Tony Ferguson vs. Abel Trujillo