A pair of light heavyweights will be looking to get back into the win column this Septmeber.
MMA DNA was first to report the news that Devin Clark will fight Ion Cutelaba on September 18. Cutelaba would confirm the news on social media.
After starting 2020 on a two-fight hot streak, Clark (12-5) would lose his most recent fight. In his first UFC main event, “Brown Bear” would find himself submitted by Anthony Smith. Before that loss, he defeated Dequan Townsend via unanimous decision and then handed Alonzo Menifield his first professional loss at UFC 250 last June.
Cutelaba (15-6-1-1) is in desperate need of a win. The Moldovan fighter spent most of his 2020 stuck in a rivalry with Magomed Ankalaev. In February, Ankalaev defeated Cutelaba via TKO, but the fight was deemed an early stoppage, so the UFC rebooked the fight. Travel restrictions and COVID pushed the fight back to October on ‘Fight Island.’ Ankalaev would knock Cutelaba out cold in the first round, ending the rivalry. Cutelaba was scheduled to face Clark last month, but a withdrawal on Clark’s side made way for Dustin Jacoby to step in on short notice. The pair would fight to a draw.
No location, venue, or broadcast details have been announced by the promotion for the September 18 UFC event.
So far, the Fight Night card looks like this:
- Anthony Smith vs. Ryan Spann
- Montel Jackson vs. Batgerel Danaa
- Dakota Bush vs. Zhu Rong
- Devin Clark vs. Ion Cutelaba
- Mike Rodriguez vs. Tafon Nchukwi