UFC on FOX 27 gets three more bouts, including Dennis Bermudez vs. Andre Fili

The card for UFC on FOX 27 appears to be just about set.

The UFC on Wednesday announced via CharlotteObserver.com three fights that have been added to the Jan. 27 event at Spectrum Center in Charlotte.

In a pair of featherweight bouts, Dennis Bermudez takes on Andre Fili, and Mirsad Bektic faces Godofredo Pepey. The other bout added is at welterweight, with Niko Price facing George Sullivan.

Fili (17-5 MMA, 5-4 UFC) will enter UFC on FOX 27 riding the momentum of a strong performance in a unanimous-decision win over Artem Lobov in October. Bermudez (16-7 MMA, 9-5 MMA), meanwhile, will look to a avoid a three-fight losing streak after most recently dropping a split decision to Darren Elkins in July.

It will have been more than 10 months since Bektic (11-1 MMA, 4-1 UFC) stepped inside the octagon. After opening his career with 11 straight wins, including four in the UFC, Bektic suffered a dramatic knockout loss to Elkins at UFC 209. In Pepey (13-5 MMA, 5-5 UFC), Bektic faces a fighter who’s lost two of his last three, including a unanimous decision to Shane Burgos in July.

UFC on FOX 27 is headlined by a rematch between Ronaldo Souza and Derek Brunson.

The latest UFC on FOX 27 card includes:

  • Derek Brunson vs. Ronaldo Souza
  • Ilir Latifi vs. Ovince Saint Preux
  • Juliana Lima vs. Randa Markos
  • Mara Romero Borella vs. Katlyn Chookagian
  • Justine Kish vs. Ji Yeon Kim
  • Vinc Pichel vs. Joaquim Silva
  • Gregor Gillespie vs. Jordan Rinaldi
  • Bobby Green vs. Erik Koch
  • Dennis Bermudez vs. Andre Fili
  • Mirsad Bektic vs. Godofredo Pepey
  • Niko Price vs. George Sullivan

For more on UFC on FOX 27, check out the UFC Rumors section of the site.

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