Report: Three Fights Added To UFC Fight Night Auckland, Tyson Pedro In Action


A three pack of bouts have been added to UFC Fight Night Auckland as Tyson Pedro faces Vinicius Moreira, Jake Matthews faces Emil Meek and Ben Sosoli faces Marcos Rogerio De Lima.

MMA Fighting announced the bouts, but their placement on the card isn’t known at this time.

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Pedro (7-3-0) enters the bout while in the midst of a two fight losing streak and he hasn’t picked up a win in almost two years. Moreira (9-4-0) is winless thus far under the UFC banner, having dropped three straight in the promotion. 

Matthews (15-4-0) has won four of his last five in the UFC, with those victories coming over Bojan Velickovic, Jingliang Li, Shinsho Anzai and Rostem Akman. Meek (9-4-1-1NC) is back in action for the first time in over a year, as his last bout took place at UFC Fight Night Hamburg in July of 2018.

Sosoli (7-2-0-2NC) is winless thus far in UFC competition and his last two bouts have resulted in no contests. De Lima (16-6-1) has rotated wins and losses in his last eight UFC appearances, with the latest bout being a second round submission loss to Stefan Struve

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+.

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