Filipino UFC fighter Jenel Lausa will return to the Octagon at UFC 210 in New York.
The former pro boxing and Pacific Xtreme Combat champ made the announcement via social media that he’ll be on the card set for April 8 (April 9 PH Time). “Proud to announce that I will be fighting in UFC 210 this coming April 2017,” he wrote.
Here’s the full post:
Lausa made his UFC debut in Melbourne last November, winning via unanimous decision over Chinese foe Zhikui Yao.
There’s no word yet on Lausa’s opponent for UFC 210, which is set for Buffalo, New York, and will be headlined by UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier vs. Anthony “Rumble” Johnson. The card will also feature former middleweight champion Chris Weidman as he takes on Gegard Mousasi.
This will be the first time that a Filipino national will compete on a pay-per-view UFC card.
We’ve reached out to UFC officials to confirm this news. There has been no official response yet as of this writing.
UPDATE: Lausa tells DojoDrifter.com that he’ll be facing undefeated Russian fighter Magomed “Gladiator” Bibulatov (13-0) at UFC 210. This will be Bibulatov’s UFC debut.
The UFC has officially announced that Lausa vs. Bibulatov will indeed be on the UFC 210 card in Buffalo, New York.