Another Contender Series match-up is set, as Kailan Hill will take on Impa Kasanganay later this month at the UFC Apex.
We’re now six episodes in on the current season of the Contender Series. As the season is almost at a close, there are only a few more bouts to be announced. And it looks like another one is set. Sources confirm to Cageside Press that Kailan Hill will take on Impa Kasanganay in a middleweight bout on August 27th.
Hill is only 5-0 as a professional, but also went 3-0 as an amateur. He’s a well-known name on the regional scene for his highlight-reel knockouts, however. He’s even made further waves appearing on ESPN a few times.
Training out of Black House MMA, Hill works alongside the likes of Lyoto Machida, Pedro Munhoz, Brian Ortega, and many more. His last four fights have all been for the top UFC feeder league in Legacy Fighting Alliance.
Standing across from Hill will be another 5-0 fighter in Impa Kasanganay. Unlike Hill, Kasanganay is unknown to even most hardcore MMA fans. Fighting out of Charlotte, North Carolina, Kasanganay trains out of Gym-O with the likes of Scott Holtzman, Bryan Barberena, and more.
Kasanganay just started his MMA journey in January of 2017. He went 4-1 as an amateur and is now 5-0 as a pro. He’s kept very active and has fought for Island Fights, KOTC, and on the prelims of LFA in his last bout.