Scoggins-Nguyen, Smith-Nakai added to UFC Brisbane

A flyweight bout between Justin Scoggins and Ben Nyugen has been added to UFC Brisbane alongside a Women's Bantamweight scrap between Leslie Smith and Rin Nakai.
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Jeff Bottari| Zuffa LLC| Zuffa LLC

The UFC announced the fights on Wednesday. Scoggins (11-2 MMA, 4-2 UFC) is coming off a huge win last weekend at UFC Fight Night: Hendricks vs. Thompson where he dominated Ray Borg before eventually picking up a decision victory. The 23-year-old won his first two fights in the UFC before losing two in a row to Dustin Ortiz and John Moraga. Scoggins is now riding a two fight win streak, though, with wins over Josh Sampo and the aforementioned Ray Borg. Nguyen (14-5 MMA, 2-0 UFC) was riding a six fight win streak when he joined the UFC, and has extended that with two stoppage victories in his opening two bouts. Nguyen stopped Alptekin Ozkilic via knockout in his UFC debut before submitting Ryan Benoit at UFC 193 last November. Leslie Smith (7-6-1 MMA, 1-2 UFC) is most well known in the UFC for her ear bursting in his most recent fight against Jessica Eye at UFC 180. Prior to that, in her UFC debut, Smith fought MMA veteran Sarah Kaufman at the TUF Nation's Finale and lost a unanimous decision. In her second UFC bout, she walked through Jessamyn Duke, picking up a stoppage in just over two minutes. She then lost to the aforementioned Eye after the doctor stopped the fight. Nakai (16-1-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC) was undefeated coming into the UFC but faced her toughest test in Miesha Tate and eventually lost the fight via decision. Nakai is probably most well known for, well, let's not get into that. She can't be that bad if she was 16-0, can she? Well, maybe. Let's just say Nakai hasn't faced the highest level of competition. UFC Brisbane takes place on March 2o from the Brisbane Entertainment Centre in Brisbane, Australia. In the main event, heavyweights Mark Hunt and Frank Mir go head to head.

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