A lightweight fight has been added to UFC 158 as Colin Fletcher takes on Mike Ricci this March it has been confirmed by UFC officials.

Looking for his first official UFC win after a disappointing result in The Ultimate Fighter: The Smashes Finale, Colin “The Freakshow” Fletcher (8-2-0) will be keen for a better result this time out. Considered to be the star of the show in Australia, Fletcher has all the skills to make it at the world’s highest level. He has excellent striking and is very unorthodox which makes it harder for opponents to work him out. He also is superb on the ground and can catch a fight ending submission is positions a lot of others can’t.

The counterpart of Fletcher from The Ultimate Fighter 16, Mike Ricci (7-3-0) will also want to put a disappointing finale result behind him. Despite winning three fights during his time on the show, Ricci is only 2-3-0 in his last five official fights. A member of the Tristar Gym alongside the likes of Georges St. Pierre and Rory MacDonald, Ricci has access to some of the best training partners in MMA.  The Canadian has also appeared once in Bellator prior to his time on TUF 16.

UFC 158 takes place 16th March from the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada and is headlined by a UFC title fight between George St. Pierre and Nick Diaz.

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By Nathan Court (@nathancourt)

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