MMA Odds and Ends for Friday: Jeremy Stephens vs Josh Emmett headlines UFC on Fox 28

Jeremy Stephens vs Josh Emmett at UFC on Fox 28

UFC Orlando has a main event. The Orlando Sentinal broke the news that featherweights Jeremy Stephens and Josh Emmett will throw down at UFC on Fox 28 on February 24th. Stephens (27-14) recently knocked out Doo Ho Choi in the main event of UFC Fight Night 124 last weekend while Emmett scored the biggest victory of his career with a knockout of Ricardo Lamas this past December. Both men are looking to enter contender status and a victory in the main event should earn either winner a top five opponent.

I would expect Stephens to open as a slight favorite due to his veteran status and greater name recognition, although Emmett should be able to give him a solid scrap due to his well-roundedness.

Here's an updated look at the fight card:

145 lbs.: Josh Emmett vs. Jeremy Stephens
155 lbs.: Gilbert Burns vs. Olivier Aubin-Mercier
170 lbs.: Ben Saunders vs. Alan Jouban
115 lbs.: Jéssica Andrade vs. Tecia Torres
185 lbs.: David Branch vs. TBA
170 lbs.: Mike Perry vs. Max Griffin
135 lbs.: Renan Barão vs. Brian Kelleher
205 lbs.: Sam Alvey vs. Marcin Prachnio
205 lbs.: Gadzhimurad Antigulov vs. Aleksandar Rakic
205 lbs.: Ovince Saint Preux vs. Ilir Latifi
135 lbs.: Rani Yahya vs. Russell Doane
135 lbs.: Sara McMann vs. Marion Reneau

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Tags: odds and ends, fight announcements

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Brian Hemminger

Brian Hemminger

Brian Hemminger has been involved in MMA since 2007, and is highly regarded for his well-researched and knowledgeable interviews. He has hosted The Verbal Submission MMA podcast for three years and was a staff writer at from 2011 to 2013 with an extensive background in live coverage, fight previews and post-fight analysis.

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