UFC 220 lineup complete with Barzola vs. Bessette bout

UFC 220 is set to roll out with 12 fights scheduled.

The final addition to the event was announced Friday, a featherweight bout between The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America 2 winner Enrique Barzola and newcomer Matt Bessette.

Barzola (13-3-1) has won back-to-back fights and three of his four Octagon appearances, with all of his victories coming by way of unanimous decision. The native of Lima, Peru, was originally scheduled to fight Englands Arnold Allen, but Allen was reportedly forced to withdraw due to visa issues.

Stepping in for Allen is Bessette, a 33-year-old hailing from Hartford, Conn. Bessette (22-7, 1 NC) had a chance to impress Dana White earlier this year on the UFC boss Tuesday Night Contender Series, but was knocked out by Kurt Holobaugh inside of a round (the result was later changed to a no-contest when Holobaugh was busted for prohibited use of an IV). Prior to the DWTNCS appearance, Bessette had won seven straight competing for Bellator and CES MMA.

UFC 220 takes place on Jan. 20 at TD Garden in Boston, Mass.

See the updated card below (bout order still to be determined):

Stipe Miocic vs. Francis Ngannou

Daniel Cormier vs. Volkan Oezdemir

Calvin Kattar vs. Shane Burgos

Gian Villante vs. Francimar Barroso

Thomas Almeida vs. Rob Font

Kyle Bochniak vs. Brandon Davis

Abdul Razak Alhassan vs. Sabah Homasi

Dustin Ortiz vs. Alexandre Pantoja

Dan Ige vs. Julio Arce

Maryna Moroz vs. Jamie Moyle

Islam Makhachev vs. Gleison Tibau

Enrique Barzola vs. Matt Bessette


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