Newcomers Izquierdo, Magalhaes Set for UFC on Fuel TV in Omaha

Lightweight bout added to Feb. 15 card

A lightweight fight between a pair of UFC newcomers has been added to the promotion’s first full fight card on Fuel TV.

Yoislandy Izquierdo (6-0) will meet Bernardo Magalhaes (11-1) at UFC on Fuel TV: Sanchez vs. Ellenberger. UFC officials recently announced the fight, which will take place on the preliminary card Feb. 15 in Omaha, Neb.

Izquierdo brings an unbeaten record, including four stoppage wins, into his UFC debut. His last win came against Patrick Cenoble for the Championship Fighting Alliance title in Florida. He handed Cenoble his first career loss with a first-round TKO.

Magalhaes, from Australia, has won five straight fights – the last four by decision. Nine of his 11 career wins have come by decision, and all of his fights have been in his native Australia.

The UFC’s first full card on Fuel TV under the seven-year broadcast deal with Fox will also be its first trip to Omaha since UFC Fight Night 15 in September 2008, a card headlined by Nate Diaz vs. Josh Neer. The card will be headlined by a welterweight bout between Diego Sanchez and Omaha native and resident Jake Ellenberger. Also on the main card, Stefan Struve meets Dave “Pee Wee” Herman.

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