Myles Jury vs. Rick Glenn slated for UFC 219

 

Myles Jury faces former WSOF champion Rick Glenn on Dec. 30 at UFC 219.
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

An intriguing featherweight tilt between Myles Jury and former WSOF champion Rick Glennslated for Dec. 30 is the latest addition to UFC 219. The UFC confirmed the booking Wednesday following an initial report by the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

Jury (16-2), a former top-10 lightweight contender, looks to continue writing his second chapter in the UFC after scoring a first-round TKO win over Mike De La Torre in his successful featherweight debut this past April.

Jury began his UFC career with six consecutive victories at 155 pounds following a run on The Ultimate Fighter 15, but then suffered back-to-back losses against Donald Cerrone and Charles Oliveira, the latter of which took place at a catchweight of 150.5 pounds. Still just 28 years old, Jury snapped a 16-month layoff with his bounce-back win over De La Torre.

Glenn (20-4-1), meanwhile, has strung together consecutive victories at his natural weight class of 145 pounds after stumbling in his in impromptu UFC debut against lightweight veteran Evan Dunham, a fight which Glenn accepted on less than two weeks notice. A former WSOF champion, Glenn put together one of the finest performances of his career in his last showing at UFC 210, outclassing well-regarded prospect Gavin Tucker en route to a lopsided decision that saw Glenn even secure an elusive 10-7 round score from one judge.

Overall, the 28-year-old Glenn has won five of his past six fights.

UFC 219 takes place Dec. 30 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. An updated fight card can be seen below.

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