A pair of intriguing matchups have been added to the UFC 229, bringing to seven the number of fights on the blockbuster fall card.Confirmed for the event is a women’s strawweight bout between Felice Herrig (13-7 MMA, 5-2 UFC) and Michelle Waterson (15-6 MMA, 3-2 UFC), as well as a light heavyweight tilt between Ovince Saint Preux (23-11 MMA, 11-6 UFC) and Dominick Reyes (9-0 MMA, 3-0 UFC), the Las Vegas Review Journal today reported. BJPenn.com initially reported the Saint Preux vs. Reyes fight.
UFC 229 takes place Oct. 6 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The event’s main card airs live on pay-per-view following prelims expected to air on FS1 and UFC Fight Pass, though broadcast plans have yet to be announced.
The fights serve as a lead up to a headliner between lightweight champ Khabib Nurmagomedov (26-0 MMA, 10-0 UFC) and ex-kingpin Conor McGregor (21-3 MMA, 9-1 UFC).
Herrig attempts to reboot after a four-fight win streak was snapped in April by onetime title challenger Karolina Kowalkiewicz. Waterson hopes to build on a recent win over Cortney Casey in April, which put her back in the win column after a pair of losses that sapped her stock.Waterson previously called for a fight againstKowalkiewicz or ex-champ Carla Esparza.Kowalkiewicz, though, is next set to fight Jessica Andrade, while Esparza will meet Tatiana Suarez.Saint Preux is looking for traction at 205 pounds after a first-round submission of the surging Tyson Pedro. The bonus-winning performance came after a first-round tapout to Ilir Latifi that snapped a three-fight winning streak.
Reyes could catapult himself into the rankings with a win over Saint Preux. The unbeaten prospect has finished three straight opponents in the first round since signing with the UFC.
The UFC 229 lineup now includes:
  • Champ Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Conor McGregor for lightweight title
  • Derrick Lewis vs. Alexander Volkov
  • Jussier Formiga vs. Sergio Pettis
  • Yana Kunitskaya vs. Lina Lansberg
  • Ryan LaFlare vs. Tony Martin
  • Felice Herrig vs. Michelle Waterson
  • Dominick Reyes vs. Ovince Saint Preux
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