The UFC’s debut in Maine is starting to rapidly add fights, as a hometown favorite is now booked for the show.
Tim Boetsch (17-7) will take on Brad Tavares (12-2) in a middleweight bout, in which both fighters look to get back on the winning track.
Boetsch is coming off of a first round submission defeat to number-5 ranked middleweight Luke Rockhold at UFC 172. Maine is Boetsch’s home state, so a win here would be huge for him, as it’d likely preserve his UFC career as well, as he’s lost two in a row
Tavares will return to the octagon for the first time since dropping a decision loss to surging middleweight Yoel Romero at UFC on Fox 11.
Heavyweight Shawn Jordan (15-6) will also take on Jack May (7-1) according to MMA Junkie.
Jordan, like Boetsch, is looking to put his UFC career back on track, after losing back-to-back fights to Gabriel Gonzaga and Matt Mitrione. In all, Jordan has dropped three of his last fight bouts.
May is fresh off of his first professional loss, which came at the hands of Derrick Lewis via TKO at UFC on Fox 11.
UFC Fight Night 47 is an interesting one, as the UFC will run a rare Friday show, up against Bellator MMA, which will also run in Maine, just ten minutes away. At a UFC 174 pre-fight scrum, Dana White vehemently denied any malicious intent in booking the show that night. The UFC has yet to announce a main event for the card.
UFC Fight Night 47 will take place from the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor, Maine on August 16.