Joseph Pyfer vs. Alen Amedovski Announced for UFC Card on Sept. 17

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - JULY 26: Joe Pyfer reacts after his victory over Ozzy Diaz in a middleweight fight during Dana White's Contender Series Season 6 Week 1 at UFC APEX on July 26, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)

The only contract winner from the first week of Dana White’s Contender Series Season 6 already has a fight announced.

During Saturday’s UFC 277 broadcast, promotion officials revealed that Joseph Pyfer (8-2) will face Alen Amedovski (8-2) on September 17, 2022.

Pyfer is coming off a contract-winning performance on the Contender Series less than a week ago — and was the only fighter to earn a UFC deal on the first episode of the current season. Pyfer knocked out Ozzy Diaz in violent fashion on the show, his second DWCS appearance.

“Bodybagz” lost to current UFC fighter Dustin Stoltzfus on the Contender Series in 2020, but has since won two straight.

Amedovski will enter the September match-up still in search of his first UFC win. After starting his career 8-0 including two wins under the Bellator MMA banner, the Macedonian fighter has yet to have his hand raised inside the octagon, going 0-3 through his first three fights.

That puts Amedovski in must-win territory against Pyfer.

The UFC’s September 17, 2022 Fight Night event will take place at the Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada. Expected to be headlined by Cory Sandhagen vs. Song Yadong at bantamweight, the following bouts have been reported for the card:

  • Cory Sandhagen vs. Song Yadong
  • Giga Chikadze vs. Sodiq Yusuff
  • Anthony Hernandez vs. Marc-André Barriault
  • Gregory Rodrigues vs. Chidi Njokuani
  • Tanner Boser vs. Rodrigo Nascimento
  • Andre Fili vs. Lando Vannata
  • Melissa Gatto vs. Gillian Robertson
  • Sijara Eubanks vs. Maryna Moroz
  • Loma Lookboonmee vs. Diana Belbiţă
  • Pat Sabatini vs. Damon Jackson
  • Alen Amedovski vs. Joseph Pyfer