Justin Salas vs Anton Kuivanen added to UFC on Fuel TV 1Posted by: admin / Category: Uncategorized
Next month’s UFC on FUEL TV 1 event has a new addition to the lineup.
UFC officials today announced that lightweight newcomers Justin Salas (9-3 MMA, 0-0 UFC) and Anton Kuivanen (16-4 MMA, 0-0 UFC) will meet at the Feb. 15 event.
Originally, officials expected to book Kuivanen against fellow newcomer C.J. Keith (8-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC), but he was forced off the card due to a family emergency.
UFC on FUEL TV 1 takes place Feb. 15 at the 10,000-seat Omaha Civic Auditorium in Nebraska. Diego Sanchez and Jake Ellenberger clash in the welterweight headliner. The main card airs on FUEL TV, and as MMAjunkie.com(www.mmajunkie.com) recently reported, the prelims will stream on Facebook.
Salas, a former trona miner featured in our “Fight Path” series, was a standout high school wrestling career and Division I college wrestler who made his pro MMA debut in 2006. He’s currently riding a five-fight win streak, which included recent decision wins over UFC vet Rob Emerson and Bellator fighter Joe Ellenberger.
He now meets Kuivanen, a Finnish fighter who’s won nine straight fights and 12 of his past 13 fight. A veteran of promotions such as K-1 HERO’S and Fight Festival, the six-year pro has a solid grappling base with that’s led him to eight submission wins in 16 career victories.