UFC officials Tuesday voiced the bout, that takes placeFeb. 1 at the Prudential Center in Newark , N.J. The Super BowlSaturday card is surfaced by two championship fights, with abantamweight pretension amalgamation encounter between DominickCruz and Renan Barao portion as the principal event.
Patrick, 30, has been best thus far in his 11-fight pro career,posting a span of victories beneath Brazil’s Bitetti Combat bannerbefore interlude GarettWhiteley in his Octagon entrance this past October at UFC FightNight 29.
Makdessi, 28, has won three straight bouts given sufferingback-to-back defeats to DennisHallman and AnthonyNjokuani . A charming specialist, “The Bull” many recentlycompeted at UFC 165, scoring a first-round impressive person over Renee Forte on Sept. 21.