Born in South Dakota, Ben Nguyen will likely receive a heroes welcome when he takes on Louis Smolka at UFC Fight Night 91.
Set for the Denny Sanford Premier Center in Sioux Falls, the card serves as the first time the Octagon will appear in South Dakota.
Nguyen (14-5) was born in Sioux Falls, but has since relocated to Australia. He is a perfect 2-0 in his UFC career, while Smolka (10-1) has won four of five – including three straight.
Below is the current lineup:
Middleweight: Tim Boetsch vs. Josh Samman
Lightweight: Scott Holtzman vs. Cody Pfister
Welterweight: Kyle Noke vs. Keita Nakamura
Flyweight: Ben Nguyen vs. Louis Smolka