Former Cage warriors star Joesph Duffy is set to make his promotional debut at UFC 185. UFC officials announced yesterday that Duffy is now set to take on Vagner Rocha.
The 26 year old Irish man Joseph “Irish Joe” Duffy (12-1) is most known for beating the infamous Connor McGregor and beating Norman Parke. Duffy left his MMA career behind to pursue a boxing career in 2012, but he has since returned to the cage last year. Since then he has racked up finishes in his two fights, including a 30-second, flying-knee KO of Julien Boussuge on Nov. 15th in Cage Warriors.
Vagner Rocha (11-4 MMA, 1-3 UFC) is a former Strikeforce and Bellator fighter returned to the UFC cage this past November facing Jake Mathews at UFN Rockhold vs. Bisping, where he lost in the second round by rear naked choke.
UFC 185 will feature lightweight title fight between champ Anthony Pettis and challenger Rafael dos Anjos and will take place on March 14 at Dallas’ American Airlines Center.
With the addition to the card, UFC 185 now includes:
Champ Anthony Pettis vs. Rafael dos Anjos – for UFC lightweight title
Champ Carla Esparza vs. Joanna Jedrzejczyk – for UFC strawweight title
Roy Nelson vs. Alistair Overeem
Matt Brown vs. Johny Hendricks
Chris Cariaso vs. Henry Cejudo
Ross Pearson vs. Sam Stout
Ryan Benoit vs. Sergio Pettis
Roger Narvaez vs. Elias Theodorou
Daron Cruickshank vs. Beneil Dariush
Joseph Duffy vs. Vagner Rocha
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