UFC Newcomers Yosdenis Cedeno vs Ernest Chavez Added to UFC 170

Yosdenis Cedeno

Yosdenis Cedeno

  • 9-2 MMA / UFC Debut
  • 6 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Torrance Taylor

Ernest Chavez

Ernest Chavez

  • 6-0 MMA / UFC Debut
  • 6 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins:

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UFC 170

February 22nd, 2014

Las Vegas, Nevada

Mandalay Bay Events Center

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CFA’s lightweight champion, Yosdenis Cedeno gets the call up to the big leagues on the strength of a current six-fight win streak, including a split decision win over Strikeforce and Bellator veteran Torrance Taylor last October. Six of Cedeno’s nine career victories have come by knockout, last one coming against Ryan DeRocher at CFA 9.

Ernest Chavez hasn’t stayed active very long in his mixed martial arts career, but remains unbeaten at 6-0 in nearly six years of fighting. He last competed at BAMMA: Badbeat 9 last May, stopping Jorge Valdez in the third round by knockout.

Joshua Sampo vs Sam Thao Headlines CFA 12

Josh Sampo

Joshua Sampo

  • 9-2 MMA Record
  • 3 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Czar Sklavos, Antonio Banuelos, Alexis Vila

Sam Thao

Sam Thao

  • 7-1 MMA Record
  • 4 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Nate Williams

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CFA 12

October 12, 2013

Coral Gables, Florida

BankUnited Center

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Current Card:

  • Joshua Sampo (9-2) vs Sam Thao (7-1)
  • Efrain Escudero (20-7) vs Luis Palomino (21-8)
  • Valdir Araujo (13-4) vs Romario Manoel da Silva (23-10-1)
  • Fallon Fox (3-0) vs Ashlee Evans-Smith (1-0)
  • Yosdenis Cedeno (8-2) vs Torrance Taylor (13-7-1)