Rolando Dy to face Team Alpha Male’s Teruto Ishihara at UFC Fight Night Japan

Rolando Dy Ishihara

Rolando Dy will take on Teruto Ishihara in UFC’s return to Saitama, Japan.

Rolando Dy (8-5 MMA, 0-1 UFC) will try to bounce back from his UFC debut loss as he faces Teruto Ishihara (9-4-2 MMA, 2-2-1 UFC) at UFC Fight Night Japan this September 23.

Coming off a TKO loss to Alex Caceres in Singapore last June, “Dy Incredible” seeks his first Octagon win against the Team Alpha Male standout.

Dy’s manager, James Joy Dy, confirmed the developments to Dojo Drifter.

“(The) contract is signed,” he said in an online message.

Much like the Dasmarinas, Cavite-native, Ishihara wants to break his recent skid. Following back-to-back defeats to Artem Lobov and Gray Maynard, “Yashabo” looks to regain his old form in the same country where he made his UFC debut.

With his inclusion in the card, Dy joins fellow Pinoy UFC fighter Jenel Lausa in the promotion’s return to the Saitama Super Arena. Also added to the card is the welterweight matchup between Hyun-Gyu Lim and former King of Pancrase Daichi Abe.

The rematch of Ovince Saint-Preux and Mauricio “Shogun” Rua will headline the card happening this September 23, 2017.

Here are the announced fights for UFC Fight Night 117:
Ovince St. Preux vs Mauricio Rua
Claudia Gadelha vs Jessica Andrade
Gokhan Saki vs Luis Henrique da Silva
Syuri Kondo vs Chan Mi Jeon
Jenel Lausa vs Naoki Inoue
Jussier Formiga vs Ulka Sasaki
Daichi Abe vs Hyun Gyu Lim
Keita Nakamura vs Alex Morono
Rolando Dy vs Teruto Ishihara
Charles Rosa vs Mizuto Hirota

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