The featherweight clash, which was announced by the UFC on
Wednesday night, is the first contest confirmed for the event. UFC
214 takes place at the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif., and airs on
Choi, 26, is coming off a 2016 “Fight of the Year” performance
against Cub Swanson
at UFC 206. While “The Korean Superboy” lost a decision to Swanson
at the Dec. 10 event, he was able to raise his stock in defeat.
Prior to facing Swanson, the South Korea native won his first three
Octagon appearances, finishing Thiago
Tavares, Sam Sicilia
and Juan Manuel
Puig inside of a round.
Fili, meanwhile, is 4-3 during his Octagon tenure. The 26-year-old
Team Alpha Male product last appeared at UFC Fight Night 96 in
October, when he earned a three-round verdict over Hacran Dias.
Fili is 16-4 as a professional overall, with 11 triumphs coming
inside the distance.