Claudio Puelles vs. Chris Gruetzemacher Set For December 4 UFC Event

Chris Gruetzemacher, UFC Vegas 33 weigh-in Credit: Alex Behunin/Cageside Press

A pair of UFC lightweights will throw down in December.

MMA DNA was first to report the news that Claudio Puelles and Chris Gruetzemacher will fight on December 4 at a yet-to-be-announced UFC event. Both fighters would confirm the news on social media.

Gruetzemacher (15-4) said during his last post-fight interview he wanted to be more active after only fighting three times in the last three years. He got his wish. “Gritz” got back into the win column last month at UFC on ESPN: Hall vs. Strickland. He defeated Rafa Garcia via unanimous decision. Before that fight, he returned from a two-year layoff against Alex Hernandez in his only fight of 2020, which he lost via knockout.

Puelles (10-2) returned from a 21-month layoff in his most recent fight. The Peruvian handed Jordan Leavitt his first professional loss via unanimous decision. Puelles is riding a three-fight winning streak since losing his UFC debut, which was the finals of The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America 3.

No location, venue, or broadcast plan has been officially announced for the December 4 event, but UFC President Dana White said that all Fight Nights would be staying at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, NV.

No other fights have been reported at this time for the December 4 card.