UFC Fight Night Macau will take place on August 23, 2014. Five more bouts have been confirmed to MMA-in-ASIA for the card.
As previously reported here, The Ultimate Fighter China winner Zhang LiPeng will drop back to his natural lightweight division to face undefeated Brendan O’Reilly. O’Reilly is also a TUF grad who didn’t become a finalist but impressed UFC enough to give him a shot. Zhang has been training with Evolve MMA and should have picked up his game a notch.
Also confirmed is a match between TUF welterweight finalist Wang Sai and Danny Mitchell of Doncaster, England. Wang Sai protested that he should have won the welterweight finals, and he’ll get a chance at redemption against sophomore UFC fighter Mitchell. At 14-5-1 with a whopping 9 wins by submission, “The Cheescake Assassin” will be a tough test for Wang Sai to prove he is UFC material.
Another welterweight clash will be undefeated Hong Kong-based Brazilian jiu jitsu and judo black belt Alberto Mina versus another TUF veteran Sheldon Wescott. Mina was supposed to make his debut on the last UFC Macau card but his opponent Zak Cummings came in vastly over at weigh ins. He will now meet TUF Canada finalist Wescott, who is ironically dropping from middleweight.
TUF China competitor Wang AnYing will be back for his second Octagon appearance since getting a win over Albert Cheng by doctor stoppage at the UFC Macau TUF China event. He will face wrestler Colby Covington from ATT.
Finally, Royston Wee of Singapore, who made a spectacular debut at the first UFC Singapore card will face TUF competitor Yao Zhikui at featherweight.
This leaves a possible 2 matches open not he card.
UFC Fight Night Macau
August 23, 2014
Venetian Cotai Arena
Main Event Middleweight Bout
Cung Le vs Michael Bisping
Co-Main Event Welterweight Bout
Dong Hyun Kim vs Tyron Woodley
Brendan O’Reilly vs Zhang Lipeng
TUF Finale Featherweight Bout
Yang Jianping vs Ning Guangyou
Danny Mitchell vs Wang Sai
Alberto Mina vs Sheldon Wescott
Colby Covington vs Wang Anying
Royston Wee vs Yao Zhikui