The UFC has added a lightweight contest to the upcoming UFC 208 event. Gilbert Burns will return to action against Paul Felder. The card takes place Feb. 11 at the Barclays Center in New York City.
Burns joined the UFC in 2014. He won his first three bouts in the promotion against Andreas Stahl, Christos Giagos and Alex Oliveira. However, since then he has gone only 1-2 in the promotion. Burns sandwiched a victory over Lukas Sajewski between losses against Rashid Magomedov and Michel Prazeres.
Felder has also been competing exclusively for the UFC since 2014. He has gone 4-3 in the promotion with wins coming over Jason Saggo, Danny Castillo, Daron Cruickshank and Josh Burkman. In his last fight, he fell to Francisco Trinaldo via third round stoppage.
In the main event of UFC 208, Holly Holm and Germaine de Randamie will face off for the inaugural women’s featherweight title.