MMAFighting.com was first to report Vera vs. Song, while
MMAjunkie.com initially brought word of Holland vs. Hernandez.
UFC Fight Night 173 takes place at Vystar Veterans Memorial Arena
in Jacksonville, Florida, on May 16 and is headlined by a
heavyweight tilt between Alistair
Overeem and Walt
Vera enters the matchup with Song on a five-bout winning streak,
including a third-round TKO of Andre Ewell
in his most recent appearance at UFC Fight Night 161 last October.
China’s Song is unbeaten in his last eight professional bouts –
including five in the UFC – but is coming off a majority draw
Stamann at UFC on ESPN 7 on Dec. 7.
An alum of Dana White’s Contender Series, Holland saw a three-fight
winning streak come to an end at UFC on ESPN 6, where he was
submitted by Brendan
Allen in the second stanza. Also a product of the Contender
Series, Hernandez earned his first Octagon triumph with by tapping
out Jung Yong Park at UFC Fight Night 157 this past August.