Ange Loosa Steps In On Short Notice Against Mounir Lazzez at UFC Vegas 51

Ange Loosa
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - SEPTEMBER 14: (L-R) Ange Loosa punches Jack Della Maddalena in a welterweight fight during Dana White's Contender Series season five week three at UFC APEX on September 14, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)

Just a day after it was reported that Elizu Zaleski dos Santos was out of the fight, Mounir Lazzez has a new opponent for this weekend’s UFC Vegas 51.

Ange Loosa (8-2) will be the man stepping in to face Lazzez (10-2) in the welterweight match-up. Loosa, a.k.a. “The Last Ninja,” confirmed he’d be fighting at the event on April 16, following an initial report by The Wrestling Observer.

UFC fans may be familiar with Loosa, as he appeared on Dana White’s Contender Series last season. Although he came up short on the show, losing to hot prospect Jack Della Maddalena, he bounced back earlier this month with a win over UFC veteran John “Doomsday” Howard at XMMA 4.

Lazzez is looking to get back in the win column at this weekend’s card, numerically UFC on ESPN 34. He’s coming off a loss to Warlley Alves.

UFC Vegas 51 takes place Saturday, April 16, 2022 at the Apex in Las Vegas, with the following fights scheduled to take place:

  • Vicente Luque vs. Belal Muhammad
  • Mayra Bueno Silva vs. Wu Yanan
  • Pat Sabatini vs. T.J. Laramie
  • Rafa García vs. Jesse Ronson
  • Chris Barnett vs. Martin Buday
  • Istela Nunes vs. Sam Hughes
  • Heili Alateng vs. Kevin Croom
  • Drakkar Klose vs. Brandon Jenkins
  • Miguel Baeza vs. André Fialho
  • Caio Borralho vs. Gadzhi Omargadzhiev
  • Lina Länsberg vs. Pannie Kianzad
  • Jordan Leavitt vs. Trey Ogden
  • William Knight vs. Devin Clark
  • Mounir Lazzez vs. Ange Loosa


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