Bantamweight action has been booked for the UFC’s first card of October.
Randy Costa (6-3) will face Guido Cannetti (9-6) as part of the UFC’s upcoming October 1, 2022 event. Costa himself confirmed the booking on social media, following an initial report by ESPN Deportes.
“October 1st. Got some sh*t to prove. Let’s go,” Costa wrote. Cannetti also confirmed the match-up.
Costa may be extra motivated after dropping back-to-back fights to Adrian Yanez and Tony Kelley (who coincidentally will fight one another at the upcoming UFC Austin). The 27-year old from Taunton, Massachusetts broke into the UFC in 2019 after going 4-0 for regional promotion Cage Titans. Prior to his recent setbacks, Costa had captured two consecutive wins over Boston Salmon and Journey Newson.
Argentina’s Cannetti got back in the win column earlier this year with a TKO of Kris Moutinho. That snapped a three-fight skid that saw the 42-year old drop fights to Marlon Vera, Danaa Batgerel, and Mana Martinez.
Cannetti has been with the UFC since 2014, making his debut at UFC 180 in November that year. Overall, he’s posted a 3-5 record inside the octagon, after starting his career 6-1.
The UFC’s October 1, 2022 event does not yet have an official location, venue, or broadcast plan announced, but is expected to be a Fight Night card. The following match-ups have been reported thus far:
- Leah Letson vs. Chelsea Chandler
- Vinc Pichel vs. Jesse Ronson
- Cheyanne Vlismas vs. Tabatha Ricci
- Randy Costa vs. Guido Cannetti