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UFC Fight Night 74: Under-The-Radar Bout

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Max Holloway and Charles Oliveira will provide the headlines and main event billing for UFC Fight Night 74 this Sunday evening.

But a bout to open the televised action is one that you better not be sleeping on.

Flyweights Chris Kelades and Chris Beal will be the lone 125-pound competitors in action from the SaskTel Centre in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada this weekend.

Originally, the pair were to compete against one another on the UFC Fight Pass early prelims, but a shuffling of the deck gave them the opener on FOX Sports 1.

And you can be both men will try to take full-advantage of that.

Kelades (8-2) got a late start in MMA, turning pro in 2009 at 29 years old. The now 34-year-old native of Nova Scotia will be making his third appearance for the UFC.

This past February, Kelades lost to Ray Borg via submission, snapping a two-fight win streak for “The Greek Assassin” that included victories over Paddy Holohan and Adrian Woolley.

Of his first six pro bouts, three were submission wins and two more were via knockout. Kelades suffered his first pro loss in 2014 vs. Malcolm Gordon via decision while competing for Bellator.

Beal (10-1) is coming off his first pro defeat, as Neil Seery earned a split decision over him in January. The Ultimate Fighter alum had knocked out Patrick Williams and earned a decision over Tateki Matsuda prior to the loss.

The 30-year-old California native owns three knockout wins to his credit in all and has competed between flyweight, bantamweight and featherweight.

While on TUF, the Ronda Rousey-trained fighter defeated current UFC competitor Sirwan Kakai to advance into the house. He lost to eventual champion Chris Holdsworth in the first round.

Check back this weekend for complete coverage of UFC Fight Night 74, including play-by-play of all the action on FightLine.