Impa Kasanganay will make his octagon debut 11 times soon after earning a UFC contract on the Contender Collection.
UFC president Dana White disclosed at the conclude of Contender Sequence Period 4: 7 days 2 on Tuesday that Kasanganay experienced currently agreed to compete on the UFC’s Aug. 22 event in Las Vegas ahead of awarding him one of five contracts on the night. In the event’s write-up-fight push convention, White informed customers of the media that the two-time DWCS winner will deal with fellow series alum Maki Pitolo in his octagon debut.
“He’s heading to struggle Pitolo,” White said. “Maki Pitolo, from Contender (Series), also.”
MMA Battling confirmed the specific booking with several resources shut to the circumstance who requested anonymity due to the fact contracts have not been signed.
Pitolo earned a contract this previous period with a initial-spherical finish of Justin Sumter 13-months ago. “Coconut Bombz” is 1-2 throughout his UFC operate, which involves a second-round TKO win above Charles Byrd at UFC 250 in Could. The West Oahu MMA 185er competed not too long ago at UFC Vegas 6 and was submitted in the initial spherical by Darren Stewart.
Kasanganay improved to 7- with a unanimous conclusion earn more than Anthony Adams to kick off Tuesday night’s function at the UFC APEX. “Tshilobo” had defeated Kailan Hill a 12 months prior on the Contender Collection and picked up an remarkable choice victory, but was not awarded a deal. The Gym-O standout has wins although competing for LFA, King of the Cage, and Island Fights.