A light heavyweight bout between Aaron Rosa and Matt Lucas has been booked for UFC on FOX 1, according to a report by MMAWeekly.com.
Rosa (16-4) hasn’t fought since losing his UFC debut to Joey Beltran at UFC 131. He was slated to meet Fabricio Maldonado at last Saturday’s UFC on Versus 6 card, but Maldonado pulled out with an injury. The Beltran loss snapped a four-fight win streak for “Big Red.”
Lucas (14-2) enters his Octagon debut with a five-fight win streak, competing mostly in Arizona’s Rage in the Cage.
UFC on FOX 1 will be the first show on the network which signed the UFC to a seven-year deal earlier this year. It will be an hour-long special featuring a UFC heavyweight title contest between Cain Velasquez and Junior dos Santos. The card will still have a full slate of fights, with any remaining time being filled by the prelim fights.