Report: UFC on FUEL TV 10 Adds Rodrigo Damm vs. Mizuto Hirota
By Timothy J. Gilbert
Another fight has been added to the UFC on FUEL TV 10 fight card with featherweights Rodrigo Damm and Mizuto Hirota meeting for their 145 pound matchup.
No official UFC report has been made as of yet, although Tatame.com has confirmed the fight.
The two will meet at UFC on Fuel TV 10 at Ginasio Paulo Sarasate in Fortaleza, Ceara, Brazil on June 8. The event also doubles as The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 2 finale, which will be headlined by a bout between coaches Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira and Fabricio Werdum.
Damm (10-6) comes into the fight off of a split decision loss to Antonio Carvalho. The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 1 quarterfinalist has lost three of his last four matches with his last victory coming from a first round submission of Anistavio Medeiros de Figueiredo at UFC 147.
Damm, armed with his Strikeforce and Sengoku experience, is likely entering into one of the most vital matches of his career.
His opponent, Hirota(14-6), is on a slide of his own. He is returning from two consecutive unanimous decision loses to Pat Healy and Rani Yahya. Hirota is looking to get his first win in the UFC to add to his extensive career of overseas fighting. Hirota is a former Sengoku lightweight champion with prior Shooto, K-1 and Strikeforce experience.