COLLEGE STATION - Fresh off his defense of a championship, a local fighter learned he would be called up to his sport's top promotion.
College Station's Bubba Bush will compete at the upcoming Ultimate Fighting Championship event, UFC 175, on July 5 in Las Vegas, this according to MMAFighting.com.
Bush defended his Legacy Fighting Championship middleweight title Friday in Houston, defeating the then-undefeated Alfonso Gonzales by submission late in the first round of the fight.
Now, on a quick turnaround, Bush will face another promotion's champion, Resurrection Fighting Alliance's Kevin Casey, who has a record of 8-3.
Bush, who is 8-2 with a four-fight winning streak, will take on Casey during the preliminary fights prior to the main, pay-per-view card.
News 3 profiled Bush in May. An operator of Brazos Valley Mixed Martial Arts in College Station, the Aggie says he hopes to spread the word of God through his athletic exploits.
Fox Sports 1 broadcasts preliminary fights for UFC events.