Orion Cosce vs. Blood Diamond Rebooked For UFC 275

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Orion Cosce, UFC Vegas 33 Weigh-in Credit: Alex Behunin/Cageside Press

An exciting welterweight match-up has been rebooked for June’s UFC 275.

Iridium Sports Management announced that their client Orion Cosce will fight Blood Diamond, otherwise known as Mike Mathetha, at UFC 275 on June 11. The pair of fighters were scheduled to fight at UFC 272 in February; however, Cosce had to withdraw from the fight.

A source close to the situation confirmed the welterweight fight to Cageside Press.

Cosce (7-1) suffered his first professional loss in his UFC debut. While he had a successful first round, he was eventually stopped by Phil Rowe in the second. Prior to that, he received a contract on season four of Dana White’s Contender Series. He holds a 100% finish rate.

Like his opponent, Diamond (3-1) suffered his first professional loss in his UFC debut when he was dominated at UFC 272 by Jeremiah Wells. He entered the UFC following an extensive kickboxing career and is the latest fighter from City Kickboxing to make it to the UFC.

UFC 275 will take place in Singapore on June 11 and will feature two title fights.
So far, UFC 275 looks like this:

  • Glover Teixeira (c) vs. Jiri Prochazka – for the UFC light heavyweight title
  • Valentina Shevchenko (c) vs. Taila Santos – for the UFC women’s flyweight title
  • Robert Whittaker vs. Marvin Vettori
  • Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs. Zhang Weili
  • Brendan Allen vs. Jacob Malkoun
  • Silvana Gomez Juarez vs. Na Liang
  • Brendan Allen vs. Jacob Malkoun
  • Kang Kyung-ho vs. Saimon Oliveira
  • Orion Cosce vs. Blood Diamond


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