Keoni Koch, who is the older brother of current UFC standout Erik Koch, drops to the featherweight division for the first time for a chance at his first world title. Koch is undefeated in five fights, but hasn’t been steadily active in the sport since his professional debut in January of 2007. Last time out, he earned a unanimous decision over Anatol Grama at a Iowa Challenge event last April.
Featherweight prospect, Brian Ortega picked up his first notable victory in his last fight, submitting Jordan Rinaldi in the third round at Resurrection Fighting Alliance 9. He remains a perfect 7-0 in his career, with four of those victories coming by submission stoppages.
In the co-main event, UFC veterans Kevin Casey (6-3) and Eddie Mendez (7-2-1) meet in a middleweight battle. Also, undefeated welterweight prospect Jonathan Rivera (4-0) takes on James Moontasri (5-1).