Both Diakiese and Patrick recently confirmed their clash on
Instagram. The UFC event takes place at Yas Island in Abu Dhabi
— also known as “Fight Island — and is headlined by a flyweight
title tilt between Deiveson
Figueiredo and Joseph
Diakiese has experienced his share of ups and downs thus far in his
promotional tenure. He began his UFC career with three straight
victories — including two via KO/TKO — but a three-fight skid would
follow. “Bonecrusher” has since rebounded to post decision wins
over Josephy Duffy and Lando
Vannata in his last two Octagon appearances.
The 36-year-old Patrick hasn’t competed since October 2018, when he
had a three-bout winning streak snapped in a knockout loss to
Holtzman at UFC 229. The Brazilian is 5-2 over the course of a
UFC tenure that began in 2013.