IN ONE ROUND.@JaredVanderaa opened the night with RELENTLESS finishing shots
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A heavyweight matchup pitting Sergey Spivak against Jared Vanderaa is in the works for UFC 256 on Dec. 12.
MMAFighting.com was first to report the booking. UFC 256 takes place at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas and is headlined by a women’s featherweight championship clash between Amanda Nunes and Megan Anderson. In the co-main event, Petr Yan will defend the bantamweight crown against Aljamain Sterling.
Spivak, 25, is 2-2 in four Octagon appearances. In his last outing, the Moldovan fighter earned a majority decision against Carlos Felipe at UFC Fight Night 172 on July 18. Spivak is 11-2 as a professional with 10 triumphs coming inside the distance.
Vanderaa, meanwhile, earned a UFC contract thanks to a first-round technical knockout victory over Harry Hunsucker at Dana White’s Contender Series on Nov. 4. The 28-year-old Team Quest representative is a former Extreme Fighting Championship title holder and owns an 11-4 pro mark with 10 career finishes.