Clay Collard vs. Gabriel Benitez set for UFC 188

A featherweight bout has been announced for UFC 188 in Mexico City as Clay Collard will meet Gabriel Benitez on the preliminary card. UFC 188

The fight booking was announced by the UFC on Friday.

UFC 188 will come from the Mexico City Arena on June 13 and will be headlined by a heavyweight title unification bout as Cain Velasquez meets Fabricio Werdum.

Collard (14-5, 1NC) signed with the UFC last year and lost his UFC debut to Max Holloway at UFC Fight Night 49 when he stepped up on short notice. Following that defeat, he was booked to face Alex White at UFC 181 and he won that fight by unanimous decision. Benitez (17-4) has won three in a row, including his UFC debut in November against Humberto Brown Morrison. Fifteen of his wins have come by stoppage and nine of those are by submission.

The current UFC 188: Velasquez vs. Werdum fight card is below.

Cain Velasquez (13-1) vs. Fabricio Werdum (19-5-1)
Gilbert Melendez (22-4) vs. Eddie Alvarez (25-4)
Tecia Torres (5-0) vs. Angela Hill (2-0)
Augusto Montano (15-1) vs. Cathal Pendred (16-2-1)
Yair Rodriguez (4-1) vs. Charles Rosa (10-1)
Kelvin Gastelum (10-1) vs. Nate Marquardt (33-14-2)
Alejandro Perez (15-5) vs. Patrick Williams (7-4)
Frank Trevino (12-0) vs. Johnny Case (20-4)
Efrain Escudero (23-9) vs. Drew Dober (15-6, 1NC)
Clay Collard (14-5, 1NC) vs. Gabriel Benitez (17-4)