UFC Confirms Trio of Spring Fights. Including Edson Barboza vs. Evan Dunham

Edson Barboza. Photo courtey of VF Elite Sports Agency..

The UFC made three more fights for its spring lineup of fight cards official on Sunday.

The promotion announced today that Eric Wisely will step in as a replacement opponent for Jason Young at UFC on FUEL TV 2 on April 14. Young was originally slated to face "TUF 14" cast member and Sweden natve Akira Corassani, who was forced off the show after suffering an injury during training. In addtion, UFC newcomers Yoislandy Izquierdo and Reza Madadi will battle in a lightweight affair that has been added to the event's preliminary undercard.

Brazilian phenom Edson Barboza will also make a quick return to action, signing to face fellow lightweight contender Evan Dunham at UFC 146 on May 21 in Las Vegas, Nevada per UFC President Dana White this evening. The fight will likely be part of the event's televised PPV main card.

Wisley fell in his UFC debut last month, falling to a painful first-round submission courtesy of Charles Oliveira. His opponent, Young, has dropped his two UFC fights to date, losing decisions to Dustin Poirer and Michihiro Omigawa.

Izquierdo enters the UFC having won all six of his professional bouts to date. He has competed on the Florida regionial circuit, most recently handing fellow lightweight prospect Patrick Cenoble his first loss. Madadi, the reigning Superior Challenge lightweight champion, is currently riding a six-fight win streak. His last three bouts are all wins over UFC veterans, as he submitted Junie Browning and won decisions over Carlo Prater and Rich Clementi in consecutive fights.

Barboza remains undefeated thus far as a pro. He has been victorious in all four of his UFC fights and his recent spinning wheel kick KO of Terry Etim at UFC 142 last month has been put him on the fast track in the UFC's ultra competitive lightweight division. Dunham has bounced back from two straight losses to record two straight wins. He last recorded a second-round doctor's stoppage of Nik Lentz at UFC on FOX 2 in January.


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