The UFC has inked Dustin Ortiz and Justin Scoggins, who will battle it out on the Facebook portion of the prelims next Wednesday. The card, of course, is headlined by a welterweight rematch between Martin Kampmann and Carlos Condit.
Nicknamed "Tank," Scoggins is a 21-year-old fighter with an unblemished 5-0 record. Scoggins also went 1-0-1 as an amateur.
Ortiz is a Roufusport team member that finds himself on a three-fight surge. The 11-2 Ortiz boasts an Afro, as well as wins over the likes of Josh Rave, Mike French and Aaron Ely. Of his two losses, one came at the hand of current contender Ian McCall back in 2011 under the Tachi Palace Fights banner.
In looking at this fight on paper, the matchup is extremely even. Ortiz has never been finished and owns eight finishes in 11 wins (four knockouts, four submissions). Scoggins, obviously unblemished record-wise, has shown great knockout power in using punches, kicks and knees to win fights, but he also has an armbar submission win to his name.
Flyweights are always in the running for Fight of the Night. Not only that, but they are going to be the "pace car" of the event, as they will likely be the opener of the entire card.
With the flyweight division still having around just 20 fighters, an impressive win from either man could definitely put them in the title picture. Given how impressive both men's resumes are could be an indication that we have a couple of future mainstays with exciting arsenals.