UFC adds Viacheslav Borshchev vs. Chase Hooper for May

Viacheslav Borshchev vs. Chase Hooper has been added to the UFC docket.

The three-round lightweight showdown is expected to take place at a UFC Fight Night event on May 11. The frontrunner location for the event is St. Louis.

Two people with knowledge of the matchup recently informed MMA Junkie of the booking but asked to remain anonymous as the promotion has yet to make an official announcement.

Borshchev (7-3-1 MMA, 2-2-1 UFC) enters the bout off a Fight of the Night bonus-earning draw vs. Nazim Sadykhov at UFC 295 in November. The thrilling bout moved him to 1-2-1 in his most recent four bouts.

Hooper (13-3-1 MMA, 5-3 UFC) went undefeated in 2023 at 2-0 with a unanimous decision win over Nick Fiore and a first-round submission of Jordan Leavitt.

With the addition, the UFC Fight Night lineup for May 11 includes:

  • Jake Hadley vs. Charles Johnson

  • Terrance McKinney vs. Esteban Ribovics

  • Alonzo Menifield vs. Carlos Ulberg

  • Tabatha Ricci vs. Tecia Torres

  • Matt Frevola vs. Michael Johnson

  • Jared Gooden vs. Kevin Jousset

  • Viacheslav Borshchev vs. Chase Hooper

Story originally appeared on MMA Junkie