A pair of featherweight prospects will collide inside the UFC octagon this August.
MMA Junkie was first to report that Pat Sabatini will fight Jamall Emmers on August 28 at a yet-to-be-announced UFC event. Sabatini would confirm the booking via his Instagram Story.
Sabatini (14-3) finally made his long-awaited UFC debut last month at UFC 261. He defeated Tristan Connelly via unanimous decision and spoiled his featherweight debut. The long-time CFFC fighter is riding a three-fight win streak and captured the CFFC vacant featherweight in his last year against Jesse Stirn at CFFC 91 in December.
Emmers (18-5) got back into the win column in his last fight at UFC Fight Night: Brunson vs. Shahbazyan against Vince Cachero, defeating him via unanimous decision. Before that, “Pretty Boy” had his four-fight win streak snapped when he lost a split decision to Giga Chikadze at UFC 248 in his UFC debut. Emmers was supposed to make his third walk to the octagon earlier this year at UFC Fight Night: Blaydes vs. Lewis in February, but back spasms forced him to pull out of the fight minutes before the fight. His opponent Chas Skelly was already in the cage.
No location, venue, or broadcast details have yet to be announced by the promotion for UFC’s August 28 event.
The August 28 fight card now includes the following reported bouts:
- Gerald Meerschaert vs. Makhmud Muradov
- Ketlen Vieira vs. Sara McMann
- Kevin Croom vs. Marcelo Rojo
- Pat Sabatini vs. Jamall Emmers