Two new fights have been announced for October’s UFC Fight Night 97 in the Philippines as James Moontasri meets Alex Morono in a welterweight bout and Dongi Yang faces Ryan Janes in a middleweight bout.
The fight bookings were announced by the UFC on Saturday.
UFC Fight Night 97 will come from the Mall of Asia Arena in Manila, Philippines on October 15 and will be headlined by a featherweight bout as Ricardo Lamas meets B.J. Penn.
Moontasri (9-4) made his UFC debut in 2014 and has gone 2-3 in the promotion. He is coming off a decision defeat in July against Alex Oliveira at UFC on FOX 20 and both of his wins in the UFC have come by stoppage. Moreno (12-3) won his UFC debut in January at UFC 195 against Kyle Noke by split decision and he is currently on a six fight winning streak. Nine of his twelve wins have come by stoppage and five of those victories have come by submission.
Yang (13-3) returned to the UFC last year at UFC Fight Night 79 and defeated Jake Collier by TKO in the second round. He is currently on a three fight winning streak and twelve of his thirteen wins have come by TKO/KO. Janes (8-1) was signed by the UFC earlier this year and is currently on a seven fight winning streak. He was scheduled to make his UFC debut last week at UFC on FOX 21, but the fight was scratched when his opponent was pulled from the event due to a potential anti-doping policy violation.
The current UFC Fight Night 97: Lamas vs. Penn fight card is below.
Ricardo Lamas (16-5) vs. B.J. Penn (16-10-2)
Derrick Lewis (16-4, 1NC) vs. Marcin Tybura (14-2)
Kyoji Horiguchi (17-2) vs. Ali Bagautinov (14-4)
Cole Miller (21-10, 1NC) vs. Mizuto Hirota (17-7-2)
Seo Hee Ham (16-7) vs. Danielle Taylor (7-2)
Jon Tuck (9-3) vs. Mehdi Baghdad (11-5)
James Moontasri (9-4) vs. Alex Morono (12-3)
Dongi Yang (13-3) vs. Ryan Janes (8-1)