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UFC Fight Night 97 Adds A Pair Of Bouts To Lineup

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Two new bouts have been added to the upcoming UFC Fight Night 97 event, as Sam Alvey faces Alex Nicholson and Yao Zhikui battles Jenel Lausa.

Set for October 15 from the SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay, Manila, Philippines, the event airs on UFC Fight Pass and boasts a headline bout between Ricardo Lamas and B.J. Penn.

Alvey (28-8) will be competing for the fourth time in four months, as he looks to earn his sixth Octagon win. Nicholson (7-2) is 1-1 with the promotion, while Zhikui (2-3) is 1-2 and Lausa (6-2) makes his debut.

Below is the current lineup:

Featherweight: B.J. Penn vs. Ricardo Lamas

Heavyweight: Derrick Lewis vs. Marcin Tybura

Flyweight: Kyoji Horiguchi vs. Ali Bagutinov

Featherweight: Cole Miller vs. Mizuto Hirota

Strawweight: Seo Hee Ham vs. Danielle Taylor

Lightweight: Jon Tuck vs. Mehdi Baghdad

Welterweight: James Moontasri vs. Alex Morono

Middleweight: Dong Yi Yang vs. Ryan Janes

Middleweight: Alex Nicholson vs. Sam Alvey

Flyweight: Yao Zhikui vs. Jenel Lausa