A pair of UFC featherweights will collide in March, looking to climb up in the division.
Iridium Sports Agency revealed on Wednesday that their client Damon Jackson will fight Josh Culibao on March 12 at UFC Fight Night: Santos vs. Ankalaev. A source close to the situation would confirm the booking to Cageside Press.
Jackson (19-4-1) got back into the win column in his last outing as he defeated Charles Rosa via unanimous decision. “The Leech” is 2-1 since returning to promotion after a four-year stint on the regional scene. In his return fight, he submitted Mirsad Bektić and received Performance of the Night; however, in his next fight, he was knocked out by top Georgian prospect Ilia Topuria.
Culibao (9-1-1) picked up his first UFC win at UFC Fight Night: Font vs. Garbrandt when he defeated Shayilan Nuerdanbieke via unanimous decision. Prior to his recent win, he fought Charles Jourdain to a split draw in his second fight with the promotion and lost his UFC debut to Jalin Turner.
The UFC’s March 12, 2022 event does not have an official location, venue, or broadcast plan announced. However, light heavyweight contenders Thiago Santos and Magomed Ankalaev will headline the event.
The Fight Night card currently breaks down as follows:
- Thiago Santos vs. Magomed Ankalaev
- Guido Cannetti vs. Kris Moutinho
- Trevin Jones vs. Javid Basharat
- Song Yadong vs. Marlon Moraes
- Alex Pereira vs. Bruno Silva
- Damon Jackson vs. Josh Culibao