A pair of lightweights will be looking to continue their win streaks when they meet at UFC 271 this February.
Meni Mayer of MMA Ideas was the first to report that Mark O. Madsen will fight Vinc Pichel at the second PPV event of 2022. A source close to the situation subsequently confirmed the fight to Cageside Press.
Madsen (11-0) returned from a year layoff and a bunch of horrible luck to defeat Clay Guida via split decision in the co-main event of UFC on ESPN: Cannonier vs. Gastelum. The former Olympian is 3-0 in the UFC with wins over Danilo Belluardo and Austin Hubbard. At 37-years old, the Danish fighter is very close to a top 15 match-up.
Pichel (14-2) is riding a three-fight win streak since his loss to Gregor Gillespie. On the same card as Madsen, he defeated Austin Hubbard via unanimous decision. Almost a year before, Pichel defeated UFC legend Jim Miller via unanimous decision.
No location, venue, or broadcast plan has been officially announced for the February 12 UFC pay-per-view. However, the highly anticipated middleweight championship rematch between Israel Adesanya and Robert Whittaker is rumored to headline the event.
UFC 271 currently looks like this:
- Douglas Silva de Andrade vs. Sergey Morozov
- AJ Dobson vs. Jacob Malkoun
- Kyler Phillips vs. Marcelo Rojo
- Renato Moicano vs. Alexander Hernandez
- Casey O’Neill vs. Roxanne Modafferi
- Vinc Pichel vs. Mark O. Madsen