Octagon Newcomers George Sullivan, Mike Rhodes Matched for UFC on Fox Sports 10

By: Mike Whitman
Jan 14, 2014
CFFC titleholder George Sullivan is headed to the UFC. | Keith Mills/Sherdog.com

A new welterweight booking has been added to UFC on Fox 10, as George Sullivan and Mike Rhodes will make their promotional debuts at the Jan. 25 event.

UFC officials Tuesday announced the booking, which takes place at Chicago’s United Center. The evening’s main card airs live on Fox’s flagship network, while Fox Sports 1 and UFC Fight Pass will broadcast the preliminary card.

UFC on Fox 10 is headlined by a pivotal lightweight tilt pitting ex-UFC champion Benson Henderson against former Strikeforce ruler Josh Thomson and will additionally see Stipe Miocic lock horns with Gabriel Gonzaga in a heavyweight co-main event.

Sullivan rides a six-fight winning streak into his UFC debut, most recently stopping Jesus Martinez this past August under the Cage Fury Fighting Championships banner. The New Jersey resident owns 10 of his 14 pro wins via knockout and has not lost since dropping a unanimous decision in the Ring of Combat cage nearly three years ago.

Rhodes suffered the lone defeat of his career this past March, when he was quickly submitted by surging prospect Brandon Thatch. The Roufusport product rebounded with a pair of victories, however, as “Biggie” stopped Benjamin Smith in June before winning the Resurrection Fighting Alliance welterweight title in a unanimous verdict this past October at RFA 10.

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