The former duel division champion of Cage Warriors; Connor McGregor capped off a phenomenal year in 2012 with the UK based promotion securing both their FW and LW titles. Catching the interest of Joe Rogan with his New Year Eve win against Ivan Buchinger and getting social media acclaim from the UFC commentator may have indirectly led to his signing in 2013.
Now with the UFC Gregor (12-2) has his first bout announced against ex TUF 14 competitor Marcus Brimage (6-1) who is now 3-0 in the UFC with recent wins over Jim Hettes and Maximo Blanco. The bout will take place on UFC on Fuel TV 9 in Sweden on April 6th.
UFC on Fuel TV 9 Card
Alexander Gustafsson vs. Gegard Mousasi
Brad Pickett vs. Mike Easton
Conor McGregor vs. Marcus Brimage
Ross Pearson vs. Ryan Couture
Papi Abedi vs. Besam Yousef
Tom Lawlor vs. Michael Kuiper
Matt Mitrione vs. Philip De Fries
Ben Alloway vs. Ryan LaFlare
Michael Johnson vs. Reza Madadi
Adlam Amagov vs. Chris Spang
Akira Corassani vs. Robert Peralta