A flyweight division attraction has been added to UFC 208 as #5 Wilson Reis will be in action against Ulka Sasaki.
Reis (21-6-0) has won four of his last five fights under the UFC banner, defeating Joby Sanchez, Scott Jorgensen, Dustin Ortiz and Hector Sandoval. Reis was originally set to fight UFC Flyweight Champion Demetrious Johnson for the gold at UFC 201, but the bout was canceled after Johnson suffered an injury. Reis was also the first and the only Elite XC Flyweight Champion, he defeated Abel Cullum in September 2008 to win that title, he never defended it because the company shut its doors a few months later.
Sasaki (19-3-2) has won a total of two fights in UFC competition, last defeating former Tachi Palace Fights Flyweight Champion Willie Gates at UFC Fight Night 87. Sasaki was on a ten fight winning streak prior to signing with the UFC, it was the longest winning streak in the fighter’s career. Sasaki will be making his North American MMA debut in this fight, his last UFC bout took place in the Netherlands.
UFC 208 is scheduled for Saturday, January 21 from the Honda Center in Anaheim, California with no main event announced as of this time.