City Kickboxing’s Carlos Ulberg, Mike ‘Blood’ Diamond set to compete at UFC 271

2 of City Kickboxing’s increasing stars will contend at UFC 271.

The Feb. 12 occasion, which is anticipated to be headlined by the Israel Adesanya vs. Robert Whittaker title battle rematch, does not yet have an openly recognized location or area.

However 2 fighters from New Zealand’s famous City Kickboxing group have actually been validated for the card. Carlos Ulberg (3-1 MIXED MARTIAL ARTS, 0-1 UFC) will satisfy Fabio Cherant (7-3 MIXED MARTIAL ARTS, 0-2 UFC) in a light heavyweight bout and Mike Diamond (3-0 MIXED MARTIAL ARTS, 0-0 UFC) will make his marketing launching when he handles Orion Cosce (7-1 MIXED MARTIAL ARTS, 0-1 UFC) in a welterweight bout.

2 individuals with understanding of the matches just recently notified mixed martial arts Addict of the reservation however asked to stay confidential considering that the promo has yet to make a main statement. Cageside Press was very first to report the Ulberg battle, whereas mixed martial arts Battling was very first to report the Diamond reservation.

Ulberg will want to rebound from his UFC launching loss in March. The accomplished kickboxer, who made a UFC offer on the Competitor Series, was visited Kennedy Nzechukwu in the 2nd round at UFC 259, making the “Fight of the Night” honors for his efforts. On the other hand, Cherant will likewise remain in search of his very first octagon win. The former LFA champion dropped his very first two octagon bouts to Alonzo Menifield, and most recently William Knight in August.

Two-time King in the Ring kickboxing tournament winner “Blood” Diamond was signed to a four-fight UFC deal in July. The Zimbabwe-born fighter is unbeaten in his MMA career, most recently scoring a unanimous decision win over Dimps Gillies in February 2020. His opponent Cosce punched his ticket to the UFC through Dana White’s Contender Series in August 2020 when he rallied to TKO Matt Dixon. However, Cosce would suffer his very first-profession defeat in his marketing launching when he was visited Phil Rowe in July.

With the additions, the UFC 271 lineup now consists of:

  • Alexander Hernandez vs. Renato Moicano

  • Douglas Silva de Andrade vs. Sergey Morozov

  • Mark Madsen vs. Vinc Pichel

  • AJ Dobson vs. Jacob Malkoun

  • Kyler Phillips vs. Marcelo Rojo

  • Roxanne Modafferi vs. Casey O’Neill

  • Fabio Cherant vs. Carlos Ulberg

  • Orion Cosce vs. Mike Diamond


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Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.