UFC President Dana White will head to Nottingham, England with his group of “merry men” this fall for a card at the Capital FM Arena. It is currently unknown whether the event will involve a PPV or play out on Fuel TV/FX.
The UFC confirmed news of the September 29 show earlier today. While no headliner was announced, two match-ups were also revealed for the lineup with each seeing a Brit involved in action.
In a battle of bantamweights, Brad Pickett (21-6) will take on Yves Jabouin (18-6). “One Punch” Pickett is 4-2 under the Zuffa banner including wins over Demetrious Johnson, Ivan Menjivar, and most recently Damacio Page, while Jabouin is a striker by trade with eleven TKOs to his credit and a trio of consecutive wins in his last three outings.
Meanwhile, lightweight Ultimate Fighter alumni are also set to scrap in the form of Andy Ogle-Akira Corassani. Ogle, who appeared on the most recent season, was promised a chance to compete in England after an injury kept him off the Ultimate Fighter 15 Finale. He holds an 8-1 record with wins in his last seven appearances. Comparably, Corassani is 9-3 but hasn’t fought since his time on TUF 14.
Nottingham products Paul Sass and Dan Hardy are also expected to be added to the card’s lineup at some point.
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