Nickels, Caudillo Headline Ring of Fire Friday


Mike Nickels. Photo property of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Ultimate Fighting Championship veterans Mike Nickels and Luke Caudillo will headline Ring of Fire’s latest effort in separate featured bouts later tonight at the Broomfield Event Center in Colorado.

In the night’s main event, Nickels will take on Vladimir Vuckovic in his first fight since losing to fellow former “Ultimate Fighter” cast member Stephan Bonnar last summer. Tonight will mark the sixth time that Nickels, a Denver native, will have fought inside the confines of Ring of Fire.

His opponent, Vuckovic, is currently riding a two-fight winning streak. Fighting exclusively in Serbian mixed martial arts shows since he began his career five years ago, Vuckovic most recently earned a TKO victory over Mario Stanosevic in April.

Caudillo, who will be taking on North American Amateur Fight Series veteran Torrance Taylor, was recently dropped by the UFC after losing two consecutive fights, his last was a stoppage loss at the hands of Marcus Aurelio in November.

The complete card for the event is as follows:

Main Card:

Mike Nickels vs. Vladimir Vuckovic
Luke Caudillo vs. Torrance Taylor
Noah Thomas vs. Brett Roller
Cat Albert vs. Karina Taylor
Brandon Thatch vs. Mike Crisman
Max Smith vs. Justin Salas
Kenneth Seagrist vs. Ian Berg

Preliminary Bouts:

Brian Wood vs. Miguel Martinez
Cody Donovan vs. Weston Duschen
Brendan Schaub vs. Jay Lester
Sean Doherty vs. Dominic Blanco

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