Strickland (15-4) combating out of Corona, Calif. intends to make a press release in his first UFC headlining effort. Recognized for his assured combating type, Strickland is undefeated since returning to the Octagon after a two-year layoff, together with victories over Jack Marshman, Brendan Allen and Krzysztof Jotko. He now has his sights set on snapping Corridor’s win streak and cementing himself as a high contender within the division.
Alvey (33-15-1, 1 NC) combating out of Temecula, Calif. returns to motion seeking to safe one other basic stoppage victory in a pivotal UFC bout for the favored knockout artist. A member of The Final Fighter season 16, he has been part of the UFC roster since 2014 and owns wins over Rashad Evans, Nate Marquardt and Eric Spicely. Alvey now seeks to maintain Kopylov from incomes his first UFC victory and present that he’s nonetheless a part of the elite.
Budding contender Kopylov (8-1) combating out of Bachatsky, Kemerovo, Russia enters his sophomore UFC bout aiming to point out off the abilities that garnered his standing as one of many high Russian prospects. A multiple-time world champion in hand-to-hand fight, he joined the UFC with an undefeated file of 8-0 with all however a type of finishes coming by knockout. Kopylov is now gunning for the largest win of his profession and start his journey in direction of the Prime 15.
Additionally on the cardboard, Dana White’s Contender Sequence alums battle as strawweights Cheyanne Buys (5-2) combating out of Irving, Texas and Gloria de Paula (5-3) combating out of Sao Paulo, Brazil vie for his or her first UFC victories. Kyung Ho Kang (17-8, 1 NC) combating out of Busan, South Korea seeks to increase his win streak when he faces off with grappling specialist Rani Yahya (27-10-1, 1 NC) combating out of Brasilia, Brazil at bantamweight.
Former ladies’s flyweight champion Nicco Montano (5-3) combating out of Albuquerque, N.M. ends a two-year layoff to conflict with Wu Yanan (11-4) combating out of Xi’an, China at bantamweight. Welterweights Bryan Barberena (15-7) combating out of Gastonia, N.C. and Jason Witt (18-7) combating out of Overland Park, Kan. conflict.
Niklas Stolze (12-4) combating out of Magdeburg, Germany intends to safe his first UFC victory when he takes on highly-touted Mounir Lazzez (10-2) combating out of Dubai, United Arab Emirates at welterweight. Strawweights Jinh Yu Frey (10-6) combating out of Arlington, Texas and Ashley Yoder (8-7) combating out of Temecula, Calif. lock horns in an entertaining matchup.
In a pivotal heavyweight contenders’ bout, No. 7 ranked Shamil Abdurakhimov (20-5) combating out of Dagestan, Russia faces No. 10 Chris Daukaus (11-3) combating out of Philadelphia, Penn. The Final Fighter veteran Chris Gruetzemacher (14-4) combating out of New Bern, N.C. meets Rafa Garcia (12-1) combating out of Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico in a light-weight bout.
An thrilling featherweight bout sees Danny Chavez (11-4) combating out of Miami, Fla. meet Kai Kamaka (8-4) combating out of Kapolei, Hawaii who replaces Dooho Choi on quick discover resulting from harm. Ronnie Lawrence (7-1) combating out of Deerfield Seaside, Fla. appears to remain undefeated within the UFC when he takes on Trevin Jones (13-6, 1 NC) combating out of Maite, Guam at bantamweight.
Dana White’s Contender Sequence signees Collin Anglin (8-1) combating out of South Lyon, Mich. and Melsik Baghdasaryan (5-1) combating out of Glendale, Calif., by the use of Yerevan, Armenia purpose to impress of their UFC debuts at featherweight. Dana White’s Contender Sequence veterans Philip Rowe (9-3) combating out of Ocoee, Fla. and undefeated Orion Cosce (7-0) combating out of Orangevale, Calif. meet at welterweight
Veteran flyweight Ryan Benoit (10-7) combating out of Dallas, Texas competes in his ninth UFC contest towards Zarrukh Adashev (3-3) combating out of New York, N.Y. by the use of Samarkand, Uzbekistan.
Roberto Villa is the CEO, Govt Author, Senior Editor of FightBook MMA. Has a ardour for Fight Sports activities and in addition a podcast host for Sitting Ringside. He’s additionally a former MMA fighter and Kickboxer.
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