A bantamweight bout between Nick Denis (11-2) and “The Ultimate Fighter 14″ semifinalist Johnny Bedford (18-9-1) is the latest addition to UFC on FOX 3.
Denis, a Canadian fighter and KOTC/World Victory Road vet, made his UFC debut this past month at UFC on FX 1. The knockout artist used a series of devastating standing elbow strikes to scored a 22-second KO win over Joseph Sandoval. He’s now 4-1 in his past five fights, and his past nine victories have come via knockout.
Bedford recently made his official UFC debut and beat down an undersized Louis Gaudinot at the TUF 14 Finale. Bedford, who was eliminated from the reality show by eventual show champion John Dodson, is now 7-1 over his past eight pro fights. The former NCAA Division I wrestler and Fitness Fight Factory member was slated to fight Mitch Gagnon (a replacement for Eddie Wineland, who was a replacement for Demetrious Johnson) at UFC on FOX 2, but the bout was scrapped due to Gagnon’s visa issues.
UFC on FOX 3 takes place May 5 at IZOD Center in East Rutherford, N.J.