The UFC Fight Night 127 card in London next March continues to fill out.
In the latest addition to UFC London, German Nasrat Haqparast will look to bounce back from a debut loss against American Alex Reyes. The fight will go down at lightweight, after Reyes jumped into the UFC for a short-notice fight at 170lbs against Mike Perry earlier this year. The card, numerically UFC Fight Night 127, takes place March 17 at the O2 arena. The UFC officially announced the booking Sunday.
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Reyes (13-3) had been on a thirteen fight win streak prior to meeting Perry at UFC Fight Night 116. He moved up in weight on just three days notice for that fight, replacing an injured Thiago Alves. Ultimately, his UFC debut went sour when Perry finished him with a knee in just over a minute.
At UFC London, Alex Reyes will look to bounce back against Nasrat Haqparast, who also came up short in his UFC debut earlier this year. The twenty-two year old suffered a unanimous decision loss against Marcin Held at UFC Fight Night 118 in October. Prior to that, he had won eight straight.
The UFC London main event has yet to be announced by the promotion. However, former middleweight champion Michael Bisping has been openly campaigning for a spot on the card. He would likely headline if included, but has been finished twice in recent months, by both Georges St. Pierre at UFC 217 and Kelvin Gastelum at UFC Shanghai.