Brian Ortega vs Hacran Dias added to UFC Fight Night 96
<p>A featherweight bout between #9 ranked Brian Ortega and #10 ranked Hacran Dias has been added to the UFC Fight Night 96 lineup, <a href="http://www.dailynews.com/sports/20160803/top-10-featherweights-brian-ortega-vs-hacran-dias-at-ufc-fight-night-96">a report</a> by Los Angeles Daily News has revealed.</p>
<p>Dubbed “T-City”, Brian Ortega (11-0, 1 NC) has finished his last three opponents via knockout or submission. At UFC 195, he faced Diego Brandao and won the bout with a triangle choke in the third round. Most recently, he knocked out Clay Guida in their fight with a knee at UFC 199.</p>
<p>Dias (23-4-1) is 2-1 in his last three outings. The 32-year old Brazilian last fought at UFC on FOX 19 against Cub Swanson and lost a unanimous decision. Prior to that, he scored decision wins over Levan Makashvili and Darren Elkins.</p>
<p>UFC Fight Night 96 is set to take place on October 1 at the Moda Center in Portland Oregon. The headlining bout has not yet been announced by notable matchups include Louis Smolka vs Sergio Pettis, Will Brooks vs Alex Oliveira, and Josh Burkman vs Bobby Green. This event will be the second that the promotion has held in Portland.</p>
Jamal Khayat is a writer for RoughCopy MMA. He began his training in combat sports in 2009 and has competed as an amateur in both MMA and boxing. He is currently pursuing a B.S. degree in Physics at the University of Central Florida.