An 11th fight has been added to UFC 218, which takes place Dec. 2 at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit.
UFC officials told on Thursday that lightweight Al Iaquinta will take on Paul Felder as part of the undercard.
Iaquinta (13–3–1 MMA, 8-2 UFC) is coming off a first-round knockout win vs. Diego Sanchez in April. He has won his five most recent UFC fights and has a 9-2 record in UFC-sanctioned fights. The 30-year-old fighter hails from Garden City, N.Y.
Felder (14-3 MMA, 6-3 UFC), known as “The Irish Dragon,” enters with a 14-3 record, including a recent knockout win in the first round against Stevie Ray in July. The 33-year-old Philadelphia native is 6-3 in UFC fights.
UFC 218 is the first MMA event for theLittle Caesars Arena, but it’s not the first time a UFC fight has originated from the area. “The Motor City” hosted UFC 9 on May 17, 1996, at Cobo Arena, while the Palace of Auburn Hills hosted UFC 123 on Nov. 20, 2010.
With the addition to the card, UFC 218 now includes:
Champ Max Holloway vs. Frankie Edgar – for featherweight title
Francis Ngannou vs. Alistair Overeem
Eddie Alvarez vs. Justin Gaethje
Henry Cejudo vs. Sergio Pettis
Paul Felder vs. Al Iaquinta
Drakkar Klose vs. David Teymur
Cortney Casey vs. Felice Herrig
Yancy Medeiros vs. Alex Oliveira
Razak Al-Hassan vs. Sabah Homasi
Amanda Cooper vs. Angela Magana
Jeremy Kimball vs. Dominick Reyes