UFC Wichita: Niko Price Serves up Reminder of Why Bout With Tim Means is a Must See

It's safe to say that the line-up for UFC Wichita is nowhere nears as stacked as last weekend's UFC 235 card, but that doesn't mean there's no can't miss fights.

It’s safe to say that the line-up for UFC Wichita is nowhere nears as stacked as last weekend’s UFC 235 card, but that doesn’t mean there’s no can’t miss fights.

Case in point, in addition to the headlining fight between Junior dos Santos and Derrick Lewis, Niko Price is going to battle Tim Means in a welterweight fight.  If you’ve followed either fighter in recent years, then you know both men bring it.

While talking to the media recently, here’s what Price had to say about today’s match-up (quote via MMA Junkie):

“This is going to be a great fight,” Price said. “We’re going to get in there, we’re both going to fight. That’s the great thing: It’s not going to be boring. When we get in there, we’re both going to meet in the center and then it’s going to go down.”

“Oh, they (the UFC brass) like me,” Price said. “You know I’m going to get in there and bang. We’re going to put some shows on. You don’t have to win to be great in this sport. You’ve just got to show up and fight. I like fighting, so I’m going to fight anyone.”

Not only is the fight promising on an action level, it’s a big fight for both welterweights. Price (11-2) is looking to get back on track after being KO’d by Abdul Razak Alhassan, which snapped his two-fight winning streak,

Means (28-10-1, 1 no-contest) quickly took out Ricky Rainey in his last outing, but “The Dirty Bird” dropped back-t0-back, split decisions to Sergio Moraes and Belal Muhammad before that.  So a win today for either Price or Means, could definitely serve as a big momentum builder.

Here is the line-up for UFC Wichita.


Heavyweight: Derrick Lewis vs. Junior dos Santos

Welterweight: Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos vs. Curtis Millender

Welterweight: Tim Means vs. Niko Price

Heavyweight: Blagoy Ivanov vs. Ben Rothwell

Lightweight: Beneil Dariush vs. Drew Dober

Middleweight: Tim Boetsch vs. Omari Akhmedov


Welterweight: Anthony Rocco Martin vs. Sergio Moraes

Female Bantamweight: Yana Kunitskaya vs. Marion Reneau

Featherweight: Grant Dawson vs. Julian Erosa

Bantamweight: Louis Smolka vs. Matt Schnell

Welterweight: Alex Morono vs. Zak Ottow

Lightweight: Alex White vs. Dan Moret

Heavyweight: Maurice Greene vs. Jeff Hughes