Up-and-coming middleweight prospects Alessio Di Chirico (10-2) and Oluwali Bamgbose (6-3) are slated to clash at UFC on Fox 26. Promotion officials recently announced the pairing.
UFC on Fox 26 will be held Dec. 16 from Bell MTS Place in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. A main event for the card is yet to be determined.
Di Chirico is coming off a submission loss to Eric Spicely at UFC on Fox 23 in January. Prior to that he was on the wrong side of a split decision against Garreth McLellan in Aug. 2016.
“Manzo” was on a nine-fight unbeaten streak before signing with the UFC last year. He is now 1-2 inside the octagon and has finished four of his 10 career wins via knockout and four by submission.
Bamgbose is looking to get back on track after dropping his last two fights. He was stopped by Paulo Borrachinha via TKO at UFC 212 in June. And in April of last year he lost a decision to Cezar Ferreira.
“The Holy War Angel” scored a KO win against Daniel Sarafian in his lone UFC win in Feb. 2016. Now 1-3 inside the octagon, Bamgbose has finished all six of his career wins via knockout.
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