On Tuesday afternoon, the UFC announced the lightweight contest between Dustin Poirier and Yancy Medeiros had officially been added to UFC Fight Night 68 in New Orleans.

Poirier (17-4), a Louisiana native, will be looking to make it two straight wins as a member of the lightweight division after walking away with a first round knockout over Carlos Diego Ferriera in his 155-pound debut this past weekend at UFC Fight Night 63. Prior to making the change in weight, ‘The Diamond’ wreaked havoc as a member of the UFC’s featherweight division, picking up eight wins in span of four years, including stoppages over Max Holloway, Diego Brandao and Akira Corasanni. In his last contest at 145-pounds, fans saw Poirier on the receiving end of a violent first round TKO at the hands of current number one contender Conor McGregor at UFC 178 last September.

Medeiros (11-2) is coming off a first round submission win over Joe Proctor. This victory marked the proud Hawaiin’s his second straight submission win with his previous being very impressive reverse bulldog submission win over Damon Jackson at UFC 177, earning a Performance of the Night bonus in the process. Prior to this string of success, Medeiros struggled to find the win column, suffering first round stoppage losses in his first three UFC bouts.

UFC Fight Night 68 is scheduled to take place on June 6 live on FOX Sports 1 from the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans. A light heavyweight bout between Ryan Bader and Daniel Cormier will serve as the main event.

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