Bantamweights Takeya Mizugaki (15-7-2) and Jeff ‘Hellbound’ Hougland (15-7-2), along with flyweights John Lineker (19-6) and Yasuhiro Urushitani (19-5-6), will now step into the Octagon as part of this November’s upcoming UFC on Fuel TV: Le vs. Franklin event.
UFC on Fuel TV 6 is expected to occur on November 10, 2012 at the CotaiArena in Macau, China. Headlining will be a middleweight clash between former UFC champ Rich Franklin and former Strikeforce title holder Cung Le.
Mizugaki has traded wins and losses over his last ten bouts, suffering a decision defeat at the hands of Chris Cariaso at UFC 144 last February. The decision was very controversial, with UFC president Dana White expressing his displeasure at the decision noting at the post fight press conference that he would pay Mizugaki his win bonus. The Japanese fighter had his last victory in September of last year at UFC 135, earning a second round TKO win over Cole Escovedo.
Hougland had a nine fight win streak stopped by veteran Yves Jabouin last May at UFC on FUEL TV 3, losing a decision to the Canadian based fighter. ‘Hellbound’ won his Octagon debut in the previous match by doing enough in the judges eyes at UFC 132 to defeat Donny Walker by unanimous decision. Seven of Hougland’s ten victories have come via submission.
Lineker had an amazing thirteen fight win streak put to an end in his UFC debut after being choked out by Louis Gaudinot at UFC on FOX 3. In that run of thirteen victories, the Brazilian earned seven via stoppages. In his last match before joining the UFC, Lineker earned a split decision victory which allowed him to capture Jungle Fight bantamweight championship.
Urushitani debuted with the UFC this past March competing in the semi-finals of UFC flyweight tournament. The Japanese fighter would lose via second round TKO to Joseph Benavidez at the UFC on FX 2 event. Urushitani had earned five straight victories before the defeat and was on a 11-1-4 streak. Of his nineteen victories, fourteen have come via decision.