Another bout has been added to UFC 173, which is set to take place on May 24 in Las Vegas.

Former Ultimate Fighter winner Tony Ferguson will square off against Katsunori Kikuno at the event.

Kikuno has spent the majority of his career fighting in his native Japan. He will be making his Vegas debut, having fought in Singapore in his only UFC outing so far. The Japanese ace and former DEEP lightweight title holder will be brimming with confidence as he is currently riding a six-fight winning streak which includes his decision victory over Quinn Mulhern back in January.

In complete contrast to his opponent, Ferguson is well-known to UFC fans. Having beat Ramsey Nijem to win the TUF crown, Ferguson went on an impressive winning streak which only got stopped by a resurgent Michael Johnson. However, Ferguson quickly found the winning habit again in his last outing against Mike Rio, picking up a “Submission of the Night” bonus in the process.

With the addition of the Ferguson-Kikuno bout, the UFC 173 card now features 10 bouts. It will take place from the MGM Grand Garden Arena and will be headlined by a middleweight title bout between champion Chris Weidman and former light heavyweight kingpin Lyoto Machida.

UFC 173 Fight Card
Chris Weidman vs. Lyoto Machida – for UFC middleweight title
Junior dos Santos v. Stipe Miocic
T.J. Dillashaw vs. Takeya Mizugaki
Tony Ferguson vs. Katsunori Kikuno
Jamie Varner vs. James Krause
Michael Chiesa vs. Francisco Trinaldo
Chris Holdsworth vs. Kyung Ho Kang
Al Iaquinta vs. Mitch Clarke
Yves Edwards vs. Piotr Hallman
Sam Sicilia vs. Doo Hoi Choi

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Greg Byron started training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu after his brother introduced him to a local MMA fighter/coach when he was just 16 years old. Greg has trained for nearly a decade in both BJJ and MMA, competing in several grappling events within the UK. In addition to MMA, Greg possesses a law degree and works for a firm in northern part of England.