Dublin-primarily based Canadian Brad Katona has booked his to start with battle adhering to his release by the UFC, and there’s championship gold on the line.
Katona (8-2) has signed a multi-battle agreement with European marketing Elite MMA Championship (EMC) and will obstacle the organization’s reigning bantamweight winner Stipe Brcic in the co-most important function of EMC 6 on Oct. 31. Promotion officials confirmed the matchup with MMA Junkie.
SBG-properly trained Katona gained the featherweight tournament on Period 27 of “The Best Fighter” by defeating England’s Jay Cucciniello in the last. He then went on to defeat Matthew Lopez at UFC 231. Each wins came by using unanimous selection.
Back again-to-back again unanimous conclusion losses to Merab Dvalishvili and Hunter Azure led to Katona being unveiled by the UFC with a 2-2 marketing history. Now, much more than a 12 months soon after his previous overall look, he’s set to return to motion from Croatia’s Brcic (8-1), who captured the EMC bantamweight title by defeating Brazil’s Kewin Jacques Rangel and Italy’s Luca Iovine in the exact evening to get the promotion’s 135-pound event at EMC 4.
EMC 6 will be headlined by a welterweight title bout as Austrian previous UFC athlete Ismail Naurdiev and Georgian contender Amiran Gogoladze deal with off in the remaining of the promotion’s welterweight grand prix, with the inaugural 170-pound title on the line.
EMC 6 takes location Oct. 31 at the UFD Schooling Center, Dusseldorf, Germany. The celebration will be streamed reside on FITE.television set.