Morales vs Shelton added to Fight Night 139
UFC Denver is held at Pepsi Center on November 11 (AEDT). The event marks the 25th anniversary of Ultimate Fighting Championship, which the leading MMA promotion celebrates with Fight Night 139.
A flyweight matchup between Joseph Morales (9-1-0) and Eric Shelton (11-5-0) has been added to the card on Thursday. With an addition, a lineup of the upcoming show has been finalized.
“Both Morales and Shelton will be looking to crash back into the win column, making next week’s bout a pivotal one for both 125-pounders,” reads the announcement.
In his previous bout in February Morales was stopped by Deiveson Figueiredo in the second round, which was the first defeat in his professional MMA career. Before that he was unbeaten in 9 bouts.
Shelton is coming off a unanimous decision defeat suffered against Alex Perez also in February. Last November he defeated Jenel Lausa.
UFC Denver is headlined by a featherweight battle between Chan Sung Jung and Yair Rodriguez. The main card comprises six bouts following seven preliminary bouts. A finalized lineup can be found below.
UFC Denver fight card
Featherweight Chan Sung Jung vs. Yair Rodriguez
Welterweight Donald Cerrone vs. Mike Perry
Women’s Bantamweight Raquel Pennington vs. Germaine de Randamie
Flyweight Joseph Benavidez vs. Ray Borg
Women’s Strawweight Maycee Barber vs. Hannah Cifers
Lightweight Mike Trizano vs. Luis Pena
Women’s Strawweight Ashley Yoder vs. Amanda Cooper
Featherweight Chas Skelly vs. Bobby Moffett
Lightweight Beneil Dariush vs. Thiago Moises
Lightweight Devonte Smith vs. Julian Erosa
Lightweight Davi Ramos vs. John Gunther
Bantamweight Mark de la Rosa vs. Jordan Espinosa
Flyweight Joseph Morales vs. Eric Shelton