Juan Adams vs. Chris de la Rocha, Adam Milstead vs. Mike Rodriguez announced for UFC on FOX 31

 

Chris de la Rocha (pictured, blue gloves) fights Juan Adams at UFC on FOX 32 in Milwaukee on Dec. 15.
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A pair of bouts in the UFC’s heaviest weight classes have been added to its upcoming return to Milwaukee.

The promotion announced Tuesday that a heavyweight bout between Juan Adams (4-0) and Chris de la Rocha (5-2), and a light heavyweight bout between Adam Milstead (8-2, 1 NC) and Mike Rodriguez (9-3) have been added to the UFC on FOX 31 card, which takes place at the Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee on Dec. 15.

Adams, 26, went 3-0 with the Legacy Fighting Alliance before earning a contract on Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series this past July with a win over Shawn Teed. All of Adam’s wins have come via first-round knockout.

De la Rocha is coming off of a second-round TKO of Rashad Coulter at UFC 225 in June. The 39-year-old lost his first two fights in the promotion and was sidelined with a hip injury for two years before picking up the win against Coulter.

Milstead will look to rebound from the first official loss of his career. He dropped a split decision toJordan Johnson at UFC 222, and prior to that he was TKO’d by Curtis Blaydes, though the latter result was overturned to a no-contest when Blaydes later failed a drug test for marijuana. A 31-year-old fighting out of Pennsylvania, Milstead’s lone UFC win so far came against de la Rocha in a heavyweight bout back in May 2016.

Like Adams, Rodriguez is also a DWTNCS contract winner. The 29-year-old earned his spot with a first-round knockout of Jamelle Jones in August of last year, then dropped a unanimous decision in his UFC debut to Devin Clark at UFC 223.

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