A mild heavyweight matchup in between Contender Collection contract winners is set for the UFC’s upcoming pay-for each-watch event.
Soon after earning a total-on roster place with the UFC this past Tuesday night time at DWCS Season 4: 7 days 5, William Knight will make his octagon debut on much less than a month’s notice and face Aleksa Camur at UFC 253 on Sept. 26. The new addition to the event—which is slated to take place in Abu Dhabi—was introduced in the course of the UFC Vegas 9 broadcast Saturday night.
Knight 1st competed on Dana White’s Contender Sequence in August 2019 and picked up a third-round TKO earn over Herdem Alacabek. With the acquire, “Knightmare” was awarded a developmental offer with the UFC. The 32-12 months-old competed 3 occasions amongst Oct 2019 and January 2020, selecting up two stoppage wins for New England marketing Basic Entertainment & Athletics and a remarkably controversial TKO reduction to Tafon Nchuwki for Cage Fury Battling Championship in concerning.
He got his second Contender Collection shot and made the most of it with a to start with-round TKO gain above Cody Brundage to turn into an lively member of the marketing. In an job interview ahead of Tuesday’s bout, Knight expressed desire in battling Camur and he will get his desire for his promotional debut.
Camur attained his UFC contract in July 2019 on the Contender Sequence with a emphasize-reel TKO get around Fabio Cherant. The Croatian fighter produced his octagon debut in January, earning a unanimous choice gain more than Justin Ledet at UFC 246. Camur, a teammate of UFC heavyweight winner Stipe Miocic, has experienced five stoppages within two rounds in the course of his 6-combat unbeaten pro career.
UFC 253 will be headlined by a middleweight title fight amongst winner Israel Adesanya and Paulo Costa. A new gentle heavyweight champion will be crowned in the co-major party as Dominick Reyes will take on Jan Blachowicz for the title not too long ago vacated by Jon Jones.