Unfinished business in the Octagon will be settled on September 18th. Ion Cutelaba vs. Devin Clark is rescheduled for that date in the Light-Heavyweight division. Location TBA.
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A light heavyweight clash has been added to the upcoming Sept. 18 UFC Fight Night card in Las Vegas.
Ultimate Fighting Championship 205-pound contenders Ion Cutelaba and Devin Clark will lock horns in the Octagon on Sept. 18, a person with knowledge of the situation confirmed to Sherdog. MMA DNA reported was the first to report the pairing. “The Hulk” and Clark should have clashed at UFC on ESPN 23, but Clark pulled out of the contest due to an undisclosed injury and was replaced by Dustin Jacoby.
Unfortunately for Cutelaba (15-6-1 1NC, 4-5-1 UFC), his clash with Jacoby ended in a split draw. That night, “The Hulk” also failed to bounce back following a two-bout skid as he was previously stopped in the opening frame by Magomed Ankalaev consecutivelyat UFC Fight Night 169 and UFC 254.
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Most recently, Clark (12-5, 6-5 UFC) lost to former 205-pound championship contender Anthony Smith at UFC on ESPN 18. “Brown Bear” was submitted by Smith with a triangle choke that ended their contest at the 2:34 mark of Round 1. Prior, he took a couple of unanimous decisions from Dequan Townsend and Alonzo Menifield at UFC Fight Night 167 and UFC 250, respectively.
The upcoming UFC Fight Night on Sept. 18 is expected to go down at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. At the moment of publication, the promotion hasn’t announced a headlining bout. However, the card will also feature a 205-pound tilt between Anthony Smith and Ryan Spann and a lightweight clash between Dakota Bush and Zhu Rong.