It would appear for Felder that the bout is the first for a new multi-fight deal he signed with the promotion, as MMA Fighting reports that Felder and the UFC have come to terms on a new contract.
There is no word at this time as to the length of the contract or any financial numbers associated with the deal.
Felder (17-4-0, 9-4-0 UFC) is currently riding a two fight winning streak, having defeated the duo of Edson Barboza and James Vick. Felder is also going to be headlining his first UFC event at UFC Fight Night Auckland, despite having been with the promotion for over five years now. Felder has picked up a total of seventeen wins as a professional MMA fighter and ten of them have come by way of KO/TKO.
UFC Fight Night Auckland takes place on Saturday, February 22 from the Spark Arena in Auckland, New Zealand with Paul Felder and Dan Hooker headlining. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, which streams live on ESPN+.