UFC on FOX 7 adds Jury-Nijem, Parke-Tuck, Masvidal-Means, Njokuani-Bowling

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2/7/13 11:19:02AM
Four lightweight fights have been added to the next UFC on FOX event, including fights featuring another pair of Strikeforce imports.

The unbeaten Myles Jury (11-0 MMA, 2-0 UFC) takes on "TUF 13" winner Ramsey Nijem (7-2 MMA, 3-1 UFC); "TUF Smashes" lightweight winner Norman Parke (17-2 MMA, 1-0 UFC) meets Jon Tuck (7-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC); Strikeforce vet Jorge Masvidal (23-7 MMA, 0-0 UFC) faces Tim Means (18-3-1 MMA, 2-0 UFC); and fellow Strikeforce crossover Roger Bowling (11-3 MMA, 0-0 UFC) fights Anthony Njokuani (15-7 MMA, 2-3 UFC). UFC officials announced the four match ups late Wednesday.

UFC on FOX 7 takes place April 20 at HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif. The main card airs on FOX following prelims on FX. The main event is a lightweight title fight between champion Benson Henderson and former Strikeforce champ Gilbert Melendez. Tickets for the show go on sale next week.

2/7/13 11:22:32AM
Those are some fun match-ups. Very interested in Masvidal/Means.
2/7/13 11:39:37AM
All 4 of these are great fights.

I'm a huge Masvidal fan I hope he gets the win in this one. I've wanted to see him in the UFC for a long time now

2/7/13 12:00:18PM
All solid fights. Should be entertaining. Most excited for Jury vs. Nijem.
2/7/13 12:12:42PM
Hope Njokuani gets it together. He's a real exciting fighter I hope can carve out a place in the big show. Also would have liked Masvidal fight someone alittle higher up like Edson Barboza or RDA, but atleast the Means match up should be exciting
2/7/13 1:37:42PM
Great additions, I was a little worried that the UFC wasn't going to sign Masvidal but that is great first fight for him. War written all over it!
2/8/13 10:34:34AM
Fantastic matches!