The newest addition to the UFC’s British ranks has not been left without an opponent for long.
The signing of bantamweight Vaughan Lee (11-6-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) was today unveiled by the UFC, and sources close to the fight have revealed that he will make his organizational debut against WEC veteran Chris Cariaso (11-3 MMA, 1-1 UFC) on November 5th.
Fighting out of Birmingham’s UTC gym; Lee was a perfect fit to compete at UFC 138 in his home town and although he missed out on a spot in TUF 14, despite his agressive submission display at the trials, it’s clear to see the hard work that the young prospect has turned in.
Lee is currently riding a five fight unbeaten run and took just twenty nine seconds recently to submit Ian Cox with a standing guillotine at Fight UK4.
Cariaso, however, will be a stern test for the Brit as the hard nosed battler will want to erase the memories of his last performance back at UFC 130 when dropped a close split decision to Michael McDonald.
UFC 138 is headlined by the first five round non title bout in UFC history between Chris Leben and Mark Munoz and is set to take place from the LG Arena in Birmingham, England.
Vaughan Lee vs Ian Cox – Action begins at the 6:46 mark.