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By David Tees on 3/16/2021 3:43 PM

A lightweight division attraction has been added to UFC 261 according to MMA DNA as Rongzhu faces Rodrigo Vargas.

Rongzhu (16-3-0) is making his UFC debut in this bout and does so on the strength of a ten fight winning streak. Rongzhu is a former WLF WARS Lightweight Champion, but he gave up the title when signing with the UFC. Rongzhu has suffered three losses as a pro MMA fighter and all of them came by way of submission.

Vargas (11-4-0) is winless under the UFC banner, having dropped bouts to the duo of Alex Da Silva and Brok Weaver. Vargas hasn’t earned a victory in almost three years, with that last win coming over Mike De La Torre at Combate Americas: Mexico vs. The World. Vargas has competed a total of 15 times as a professional MMA fighter and just three of those bouts went the distance.

UFC 261 takes place on Saturday, April 24 from the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida with Kamaru Usman and Jorge Masvidal headlining. PWInsiderXtra is providing live coverage of the event, which streams live on ESPN+ pay-per-view.