Marcin Prachnio Takes on Modestas Bukauskas at UFC 304

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Marcin Prachnio, UFC 290 ceremonial weigh-in Credit: Eddie Law/Cageside Press

Notable UFC light heavyweight veterans Modestas Bukauskas and Marcin Prachnio are scheduled to compete on UFC 304. The fight will go down July 27 in Manchester, England on the preliminary card of the PPV event.

Marcin Prachnio (17-7) had a rough start to his UFC career going 0-3 between 2018 and 2020. However, Prachnio has won four of his following six fights. That includes wins over the likes of Khalil Rountree Jr., Ike Villanueva, William Knight and most recently, Devin Clark.

Prachnio’s two losses in this three-year time period were to ex-PFL heavyweight champ Philipe Lins in 2022 and a final round submission defeat to Vitor Petrino in July of 2023.

Modestas Bukauskas (15-6) went 1-3 in his first stint with the promotion spanning a little over a year between 2021-2022. Losses included notable foes like Jimmy Crute and Khalil Rountree Jr, among others.

A former Cage Warriors light heavyweight champion, Bukauskas regained the title again in late 2022 before being re-signed to the UFC, early the following year. Since then, “The Baltic Gladiator” has two unanimous decision wins over Tyson Pedro and Zac Pauga. Bukauskas was finished in his last fight by Vitro Petrino in November of 2023.

The card for UFC 304 at the Co-Op Arena in Manchester is bursting at the seams, with 14 scheduled fights at the time of this article being written. They break down as follows:

  • Leon Edwards (c) vs. Belal Muhammad – for the UFC welterweight championship
  • Tom Aspinall (ic) vs. Curtis Blaydes – for the UFC interim heavyweight championship
  • Bobby Green vs. Paddy Pimblett
  • Arnold Allen vs. Giga Chikadze
  • Muhammad Mokaev vs. Manel Kape
  • Molly McCann vs. Bruna Brasil
  • Caolán Loughran vs. Ramon Taveras
  • Shauna Bannon vs. Ravena Oliveira
  • Nathaniel Wood vs. Daniel Pineda
  • Preston Parsons vs. Oban Elliott
  • Mick Parkin vs. Lukasz Brzeski
  • Christian Leroy Duncan vs. Robert Bryczek
  • Sam Patterson vs. Kiefer Crosbie
  • Modestas Bukauskas vs. Marcin Prachnio