Tyson Pedro will look to make it three wins in a row his next time out.
Light heavyweights Pedro (9-3 MMA, 5-3 UFC) and Zhang Mingyang (16-6 MMA, 0-0 UFC) will face off Feb. 11 at RAC Arena in Perth, Australia, UFC officials announced Monday. The bout was first reported by MMA Ecosystem.
We’ve got another BANGER headed to #UFC284 in Perth! 🇦🇺
— UFC_AUSNZ (@UFC_AUSNZ) October 31, 2022
Since returning from a three-and-a-half year layoff in 2022, Pedro has scored back-to-back first-round knockouts of Ike Villanueva and, most recently Harry Hunsucker, at UFC 278 in August.
Winner of his past nine in a row, Mingyang is coming off a brutal first-round knockout of George Tokkos on Episode 1 of Road to UFC in June. All 16 of the Chinese fighter’s professional wins have come in the first round.
With the addition, the UFC 284 lineup now includes:
- Paulo Costa vs. Robert Whittaker
- Zhang Mingyang vs. Tyson Pedro