UFC 184 keeps getting more interesting with Yancy Medeiros getting the call.
A pair of rising lightweights will certainly face off when Tony Ferguson takes on Yancy Medeiros on Feb. 28 in Los Angeles, the UFC announced Tuesday. The main card of UFC 184 will air be live pay-per-view. Ferguson-Medeiros is most likely to be on the FOX Sports 1 prelims part of the stacked occasion.
Ferguson (17-3) is on the cusp of being ranked in the top 15 amongst 155-pounders in the UFC. He has won four straight, most just recently a submission victory over Abel Trujillo at UFC 181 last month. The California local is 7-1 in the UFC with his only loss coming against ranked competitor Michael Johnson in 2012. Ferguson, 30, trains at Reign MMA in Orange County and 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu with Eddie Bravo in Los Angeles, so the bout at Staples Center will generally be a house match for him.
Medeiros (11-2, 1 NC) has actually won two straight bouts with distinct submissions. He tapped Joe Proctor with a customized guillotine choke last month at The Ultimate Fighter 20 Finale and got Damon Jackson with a reverse bulldog choke at UFC 177 in August. Generally, the Hawaiian is 4-2-1 in the UFC and Strikeforce. The 27-year-old regularly trains with Nick and Nate Diaz in the Bay Area.