It’s Official! Delorme to Fight in Hometown for UFC 161
Everyone suspected that Winnipeg’s Roland Delorme (8-1) would be named to the UFC 161 card in his hometown and now it is official. Today, the UFC announced that Delorme will face Edwin Figueroa (9-2) on their June 15th card.
WAMMA’s Roland Delorme last fought on the UFC 149 card in Calgary last summer. After losing the fight, his opponent Francisco Rivera tested positive for a stimulant and the fight was overturned to a no contest. Due to that result, Delorme remains unbeaten in the UFC with wins over Nick Denis and Josh Ferguson.
Entering hostile territory will be Edwin Figueroa who lost to Francisco Rivera in his last UFC fight. The Texan is 2-2 in the UFC with wins over Alex Caceres and Jason Reinhardt.
The Delorme vs Figueroa fight joins a Bantamweight title main event and a fight card that already includes Rashad Evans, Dan Henderson, Antonio Rogerio Nogueira, Shogun Rua, and more.
Tickets for UFC 161 will go on sale on Friday, April 12 and presale for UFC 161 will be on Wednesday, April 10 for Fight Club members.