Jimmy Flick Facing Malcolm Gordon at UFC 297 in January

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Malcolm Gordon, UFC 286 ceremonial weigh-in Credit: Jamie Theodosi/Cageside Press

UFC flyweight Jimmy Flick has announced the opponent and date for his next fight.

Flick (16-7) will face Canada’s own Malcolm Gordon (14-7) at UFC 297 on January 20, 2024. Although not announced by the promotion just yet, the card has previously been reported as being held in Toronto, Ontario at the ScotiaBank Arena. Multiple sources confirmed the date and location to Cageside Press.

Not surprisingly, the event has been stacked with Canadians as a result, including Gillian Robertson, Marc-Andre Barriault, two-time TUF champ Brad Katona, and Mike Malott, among others.

As for Flick, he’ll be looking to snap a two fight skid incurred after returning from a retirement he announced back in 2021. Though he returned to the USADA pool shortly after, Flick did not fight between December 2020 and January 2023. He’s 1-2 inside the octagon, and coming off a loss against Alessandro Costa this past June.

Flick announced the news at a regional MMA event earlier this month.

Gordon has also lost two straight, against Muhammad Mokaev and Jake Hadley. He’s 2-4 in the promotion overall, making this a must-win situation for both fighters.

UFC 297 does not have a main event officially announced at this time, but the following match-ups have been reported for the card:

  • Arnold Allen vs. Movsar Evloev
  • Brad Katona vs. Garrett Armfield
  • Gillian Robertson vs. Polyana Viana
  • Serhiy Sidey vs. Ramon Taveras
  • Chris Curtis vs. Marc-Andre Barriault
  • Malcolm Gordon vs. Jimmy Flick
  • Neil Magny vs. Mike Malott