Viacheslav Borshchev vs. Marc Diakese in the works for UFC Columbus

A light-weight battle is on tap for UFC Columbus.

Viacheslav Borshchev vs. Marc Diakese remains in the works for the UFC Battle Night occasion on March 26 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus Ohio. 2 individuals with understanding of the circumstance notified mixed martial arts Addict of the light-weight match on Friday however asked to stay confidential because the promo hasn’t made a statement.

Borshchev (6-1 MIXED MARTIAL ARTS, 1-0 UFC) will aim to preserve the momentum of his marketing launching 2 weeks earlier when he stopped Dakota Bush in the preliminary with a liver shot. Borshchev is riding a four-fight winning streak, which likewise consists of a knockout win last October on Dana White’s Competitor Series.

Diakese (14-5 MIXED MARTIAL ARTS, 5-5 UFC) will go into the battling looking for to snap a two-fight skid. He’s coming off back-to-back losses to Rafael Fiziev by choice and most just recently a first-round submission versus Rafael Alves this previous Novemer. Diakese is 2-5 because opening his profession 12-0.

With the addition, the UFC Columbus lineup consists of:

  • Aleksandar Rakic vs. challenger TBA

  • Amanda Ribas vs. Michelle Waterson

  • Sara McMann vs. Karol Rosa

  • Askar Askarov vs. Kai Kara-France

  • Bryan Barberena vs. Matt Brown

  • Alexa Grasso vs. Joanne Wood

  • Max Griffin vs. Neil Magny

  • Seungwoo Choi vs. Tucker Lutz

  • Danaa Batgerel vs. Montel Jackson

  • David Dvorak vs. Matheus Nicolau

  • Aliaskhab Khizriev vs. Abusupiyan Magomedov

  • Nate Landwehr vs. Lerone Murphy

  • Viacheslav Borshchev vs. Marc Diakiese

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.