The UFC’s Fight for the Troops 3 will pit some momentous winning streaks against each other. On Friday the UFC announced a couple of more bouts that will take place at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, including an intriguing featherweight battle between Nik Lentz and Long Island’s Dennis Bermudez.
A bantamweight clash between George Roop and Francisco Rivera will also take place on the card. Roop is riding a two-fight winning streak, and is fresh off his upset victory over Brian Bowles at UFC 160. Orange County’s Rivera would be on a five-fight win streak of his own if his knockout of Roland Delorme wasn’t overturned to a no contest after testing positive for a banned substance. He put away Edwin Figueroa his last time out at UFC 156 via TKO.
Lentz is a cusp top ten featherweight who has gone 3-0 in the division since dropping down from lightweight. Meanwhile Bermudez has won four in a row, after taking home a split decision versus Max Holloway back at UFC 160. He was also in what is considered by many to be the “fight of the year” against Matt Grice back at UFC 157.
Fight for the Troops 3 takes place on Nov. 6, and will mark Lyoto Machida’s debut as a middleweight as he takes on Tim Kennedy in the main event.
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