UFC 167 books Herman vs. Natal, Perez vs. Figueroa for Nov. 16 in Las Vegas

Ron Chenoy-US PRESSWIRE

Less than two months to go!

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) has added a couple of interesting match-ups in both the middleweight and bantamweight divisions for the upcoming UFC 167: "St. Pierre vs. Hendricks" pay-per-view (PPV) event, scheduled for November 16, 2013 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

First up is a 185-pound scrap that features longtime mixed martial arts (MMA) veteran and The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 3 runner-up Ed Herman (21-9), who is fresh off a split-decision win over Trevor Smith at UFC on FOX 8 last July. "Short Fuse" is 4-1 (1 NC) after returning from knee surgery back in 2011.

Waiting to greet him in "Sin City" is Rafael Natal (17-4), coming off his "Fight of the Night" performance against Tor Troeng earlier this month in Brazil. It was the third straight win for "Sapo," who is 5-1 since his majority draw against Jesse Bongfeldt nearly three years ago.

Also finding a spot on the promotion's 20th anniversary super-show is 135-pound up-and-comer Erik Perez (13-5). "El Goyito" saw his eight-fight winning streak come to an end following his split decision loss to Takeya Mizugaki last month in Indianapolis.

Joining him in a quest to get back into the win column is Edwin Figueroa (9-3); however, there may be a bit more urgency for "El Feroz." The hard-hitting Texan has dropped two in a row and now stands at just 2-3 inside the Octagon. This could be the fight that makes or breaks his UFC career.

UFC 167 will be headlined by a welterweight title fight pitting reigning 170-pound champion Georges St. Pierre opposite division number one contender Johny Hendricks. In the co-main event, Rashad Evans will attempt to "let the dog out" against Chael Sonnen.

For news, notes and other items of interest relevant to UFC 167 click here. For the current "St. Pierre vs. Hendricks" fight card and line up click here.


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