Takeya Mizugaki vs. Reuben Duran at UFC on Versus 3 in Louisville, Kentucky

Former WEC title contender, Takeya Mizugaki and promotional newcomer, Reuben Duran will meet in a bantamweight clash at UFC on Versus 3 in Louisville, Kentucky on March 3rd, 2011. Duran’s management team, Iridium Sports Agency, announced the fighter had signed to face Mizugaki in his UFC debut just yesterday.

Mizugaki was last seen losing a first round submission to former 145 pound king pin, Urijah Faber just last month. He challenged for the bantamweight title on his WEC debut over a year ago, taking on then champion, Miguel Torres at short notice, that fight also marked a professional defeat for the man from Japan.

Duran steps up on short notice on the heels of a four-fight win streak in regional promotions, mostly competing under the King of the Cage banner, all of which came inside the distance and all but one of his professional victories come by way of stoppage due to strikes or submission.

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