The UFC has added a lightweight contest between Joe Duffy and James Vick to their upcoming return to New York City. The bout will be part of UFC 217, which takes place Nov. 4 at Madison Square Garden.
Duffy will return to the UFC after picking up back-to-back wins over Mitch Clarke and Reza Madadi. The Irish fighter joined the UFC in 2015 and has gone 4-1 in the promotion. His only defeat came against Dustin Poirier at UFC 195. Duffy also holds UFC wins over Jake Lindsey and Ivan Jorge.
After losing against Beneil Dariush at UFC 199, Vick has bounced back with wins over Abel Trujillo and Polo Reyes. He first joined the UFC following a stint on the 15th season of “The Ultimate Fighter.” Vick began his UFC run with a five-fight winning streak that included wins over Ramsey Nijem and Jake Matthews.
In the main event of UFC 217, middleweight champion Michael Bisping will put his title on the line against former welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre. The card will also feature two other title fights as bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt defends against T.J. Dillashaw and strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk meets Rose Namajunas.