A pair of light heavyweight knockout artists will throw down in the UFC octagon in August.
MMA Fighting was the first to report the news that Dustin Jacoby will welcome Askar Mozharov to the promotion on August 28 at a yet-to-be-announced UFC event. A source close to the situation subsequently confirmed the booking to Cageside Press.
Since coming back to the UFC, Jacoby (14-5-1) has been on a roll and has been busy. He started his 2020 by winning a contract to return to the UFC by defeating Ty Flores via unanimous decision. “The Hanyak” would make his official UFC return two months later by finishing Justin Ledet in the first round, giving him his walking papers in the process. Jacoby has already fought twice in 2021. First, he defeated Maxim Grishin in a very close unanimous decision, and then last month fought to a split draw with Ion Cutelaba.
Mozharov (23-7) will enter the UFC riding a three-fight win streak, with all of them coming in the first round. The Ukrainian fighter holds an 87% finish rate. He was briefly linked with a fight with Ben Rothwell last month as a last-minute fill-in but ended up having to withdraw.
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
- Joselyne Edwards vs. Zarah Fairn Dos Santos
- Mario Bautista vs. Guido Cannetti
- Dustin Jacoby vs. Askar Mozharov