A featherweight fight involving two previous lightweight campaigners is in the operates for “Fight Island” on July 15.
Pending finalization, previous UFC lightweight Jared Gordon and previous Cage Warriors light-weight champion Chris Fishgold will encounter off in a 145-pound matchup on the UFC’s second “Fight Island” card at Yas Island, Abu Dhabi.
A human being with information of the problem verified the booking to MMA Junkie adhering to an initial report from MMA Preventing on Saturday. The particular person asked to keep on being anonymous as the marketing has nevertheless to make an official announcement.
Gordon (15-4 MMA, 3-3 UFC) is creating the drop to 145 kilos immediately after a 5-fight operate at lightweight. He went 2-3 as a UFC light-weight, selecting up unanimous conclusion wins from Hacran Dias and Dan Moret, but struggling stoppage defeats to Diego Ferreira, Joaquim Silva, and, most lately, Charles Oliveira.
He’ll face off against England’s Fishgold (18-3-1 MMA, 1-2 UFC), who picked up his initial octagon victory at the 2nd endeavor, courtesy of a 2nd-round submission of Sweden’s Daniel Teymur at UFC on ESPN+ 3 in February 2019.
Fishgold’s previous outing noticed him succumb to a second-round anaconda choke from Finland’s Makwan Amirkhani at UFC on ESPN+ 11 last June, and immediately after missing out on his scheduled bout with Billy Quarantillo in December, the Liverpool native will search to bounce back in opposition to Gordon on July 15.
With the addition, the current July 15 lineup includes:
Carla Esparza vs. Marina Rodriguez
Abdul Razak Alhassan vs. Mounir Lazzez
Aleksander Doskalchuk vs. Tagir Ulanbekov
Modestas Bukauskas vs. Vincius Moreira
Chris Fishgold vs. Jared Gordon