Promotion officials announced the pairing on Friday. UFC 220 takes
place at TD Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Jan. 20 and is headlined
by a heavyweight title clash between Stipe
Miocic and Francis
Ngannou. In the co-main event, Daniel
Cormier will defend the light heavyweight crown against
The winner of Season 2 of “The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America,”
Barzola has won three of his four Octagon appearances. The
28-year-old Lima, Peru, native last appeared at UFC 211, where he
took a unanimous decision over Gabriel
A veteran of Bellator and CES MMA, Bessette entered Dana White’s
Tuesday Night Contender Series 1 on a seven-fight winning streak.
While he would fall to Kurt
Holobaugh via first-round TKO, that bout was later overturned
to a no contest after it was discovered that Holobaugh failed to
disclose his pre-fight use of an IV.