Ivan Menjivar to Fight Azamat Gashimov in Canada’s UFC 154
UFC 154 is expected to take place on November 17, 2012 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada
UFC promotions has added a bantamweight bout between Canadian based fighter, Ivan ‘The Pride of El Salvador’ Menjivar and newcomer Russian fighter Azamat ‘Tough Guy’ Gashimov, in the upcoming UFC 154 event.
UFC Canada officials announced this news via the Twitter accont, @UFC_CA:
“Bantamweight @Ivanmenjivar returns home to fight in Montreal at #UFC154 where he will now be taking on Azamat Gashimov on November 17″
Menjivar enjoyed a three fight win streak before losing to Mike Easton at UFC 148, via decision. He was set to fight Renan Barao, who backed out to face Urijah Faber for the interim bantamweight title. His three wins were over his victories over John Albert at UFC on FUEL TV 1, Nick Pace at UFC 133 and Charlie Valencia at UFC 129.
While UFC newcomer Gashimov was originally set to make a debut at UFC on FUEL TV 3, with a bout against Alex Soto, but he was replaced with Francisco Rivera. He last fought more than a year ago in a local MMA show in Russia. He currently enjoys a standing of two straight wins with six finishes, in his last seven bouts.
UFC 154 is set to be held at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada on November 17, 2012. The fight will also serve as Georges St-Pierre’s comeback after a year recovery from an injury.View Article Source »