Dennis Bermudez was expected to fight Chad Mendes at UFC On FOX 9, however the UFC has called an audible and Mendes is now fighting Nik Lentz. Bermudez wasn’t without a fight very long, as the UFC has announced that Bermudez will take on Steven Siler UFC Fight Night 31. Bermudez, who is riding a four fight winning streak, last fought at UFC 160 where he picked up a split decision win over Max Holloway. Siler enters the bout fresh off his knockout win over Mike Brown.
UFC Fight For The Troops, also known as UFC Fight Night 31, takes place on November 6 at Fort Campbell in Fort Campbell, Kentucky. In the main event, Lyoto Machida will make his middleweight debut against Tim Kennedy. While both fighters are rebounding from losses, many feel Machida should have gotten the nod over Phil Davis. This is the third time the UFC is hosting a Fight For The Troops, and the proceeds from the event will benefit injured soldiers returning from overseas.
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