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Lance Benoist Makes UFC Debut Against TUF Alum Matthew Riddle At UFN 25

Newly signed Lance Benoist will be making his UFC debut against The Ultimate Fighter 7 alum Matthew Riddle at UFC Fight Night 25: Battle on the Bayou on September 17th in New Orleans, LA.

Benoist will be putting his undefeated professional record of 5-0 on the line when he steps up to fight Riddle, who is coming off of a unanimous decision loss to Sean Pierson. The match should prove to be an exciting welterweight match-up, as all five of Benoist’s wins have come via first-round finishes, one by knockout and four via submission.

Also scheduled for the event are several former TUF contestants, including welterweights Clay Harvison and DaMarques Johnson, lightweight Shamar Bailey who will be facing Evan Dunham, lightweight Cody McKenzie who will face Vagner Rocha, and Jonathan Brookins who will be squaring off against Erik Koch in a featherweight scrap.

UFC Fight Night 25: Battle on the Bayou takes place on September 17 from the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana. A welterweight clash between Jake Ellenberger and Jake Shields, whose recent loss to current champion Georges St. Pierre ended an impressive 15 fight winning streak, is scheduled to headline the event.