A pair of light heavyweights will be looking to get their first UFC win in February.
Multiple sources, speaking on the condition of anonymity have confirmed to Cageside Press that Carlos Ulberg will fight Fabio Cherant at UFC 271 on February 12.
Ulberg (3-1) suffered his first professional loss in his UFC debut. At UFC 259 in March, he was knocked out by Kennedy Nzechukwu in the second round. Before his most recent loss, he earned a UFC contract on season four of Dana White’s Contender Series by knocking out Bruno Oliveira in two minutes.
Cherant (7-3) will have his back against the wall when he faces Ulberg in February, as he has lost his first two UFC fights. In his UFC debut, he was submitted by Alonzo Menifield in a little over a minute, and then most recently, he was knocked out by William Knight at UFC Fight Night: Cannonier vs. Gastelum in August. Cherant is the former LFA light heavyweight champion.
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
- Carlos Ulberg vs. Fabio Cherant