Three new bouts have been added to the growing
UFC Fight Night 172 card on May 16.
First reported by
Combate, the fights are as follows: Don’Tale Mayes vs. Rodrigo
Nascimento Ferreira at heavyweight; Cortney
Casey vs. Mara
Romero Borella at flyweight and Giga
Chikadze vs. Mike Davis
UFC Fight Night 172 takes place at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena
and is headlined by a heavyweight tilt pitting Alistair
Overeem against Walt Harris.
The card is expected to air on ESPN and ESPN+.
After earning a promotional contract on Season 3 of Dana White’s
Contender Series, Mayes suffered a third-round submission loss to
Gane in his Octagon debut at UFC Fight Night 162 last October.
Ferreira will enter his first UFC foray with a 7-0 mark that
includes a first-round tapout of Michal
Martinek on the Contender Series last July.
Casey has lost three of her lost four in the Las Vegas-based
promotion, including a unanimous decision setback against Cynthia
Calvillo in her last outing at UFC on ESPN 1. Borella has also
lost three of four and is coming off a decision defeat to Montana
De La Rosa at UFC Fight Night 167 in February.
Chikadze enters his bout on a four-fight winning streak that
includes triumphs over Jamall
Emmers and Brandon
Davis in UFC competition. Davis, meanwhile, earned his first
Octagon victory with a third-round knockout of Thomas
Gifford at UFC Fight Night 161 last October.