UFC: Nick Maximov vs. Andre Petroski Lined up for May 14

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Nick Maximov, UFC 266 early weigh-in Credit: Gabriel Gonzalez/Cageside Press

Diaz bros. protege Nick Maximov has his next assignment set.

The UFC middleweight, a perfect 8-0 thus far in his mixed martial arts career, is expected to face TUF 29 alum Andre Petroski (7-1) at the promotion’s May 14, 2022 event.

Iridium Sports Agency, who manage Petroski, announced the news Monday. Petroski later confirmed the booking on social media. He also took a little jab at Maximov’s mentors, writing “talk heavy, walk heavy” before adding the tag “#StocktonSoft” to the post.

After winning his way into the UFC on Dana White’s Contender Series in a heavyweight bout, Maximov dropped back to his natural middleweight, and has won his first two fights out of the gate. Most recently, he picked up a split decision win in the co-main event of UFC Vegas 47 against Punahele Soriano.

Petroski has also won his first two bouts inside the octagon. After debuting with a win over fellow Ultimate Fighter 29 alum Michael Gillmore, he submitted Hu Yaozong in his last outing.

The UFC’s May 14, 2022 Fight Night event does not yet have a broadcast plan, venue, or location officially announced. The following bouts have been reported for the date:

  • Lauren Murphy vs. Miesha Tate
  • Viviane Araújo vs. Andrea Lee
  • Frank Camacho vs. Manuel Torres
  • Daniel Pineda vs. Jamall Emmers
  • Angela Hill vs. Virna Jandiroba
  • Nick Maximov vs. Andre Petroski