A pair of top 10 featherweight heavy hitters have been added to December’s pay-per-view.
Cole Shelton of BJPENN.com was first to report the news that No. 7 ranked Josh Emmett will be fighting No. 9 Dan Ige on December 11 at UFC 269. A source close to the situation who asked to remain anonymous confirmed the booking to LowKickMMA.
Both fighters would tease the booking as well on Thursday by posting on Twitter.
“”#UFC269 tickets go on sale tomorrow at 10:00 am PST! You might want to grab some…,” Emmett wrote.
Emmett (16-2) has been out of action since his 2020 Fight of the Year contender against Shane Burgos in the co-main event of UFC on ESPN: Blaydes vs. Volkov. Emmett would tear his ACL just seconds into the first round, along with many other injures, including an MCL Sprain.
Emmett has had a very long road back to the octagon with a lot of setbacks with his knee recovery. Nevertheless, Emmett is riding a three-fight winning streak that included a knockout of Michael Johnson and a first-round knockout of Mirsad Bektić.
Ige (15-4) is coming off a unanimous decision loss to ‘The Korean Zombie’ in his UFC second main event. Before his most recent loss, he knocked out highly-touted prospect Gavin Tucker in 22 seconds at UFC Fight Night: Edwards vs. Muhammad in March. ’50K’ went on a six-fight winning streak after losing his UFC debut back in 2018.
UFC 269 will take place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV, on December 11.
The current UFC 269 card looks like this:
Charles Oliveira vs. Dustin Poirier – for the UFC lightweight title
Amanda Nunes vs. Juliana Pena – for the UFC women’s bantamweight title
Leon Edwards vs. Jorge Masvidal
Dominick Cruz vs. Pedro Munhoz
Cody Garbrandt vs. Kai Kara-France
Raulian Paiva vs. Sean O’Malley
Josh Emmett vs. Dan Ige
Santiago Ponzinibbio vs. Geoff Neal
Maycee Barber vs. Erin Blanchfield
Ryan Hall vs. Darrick Minner
Gillian Robertson vs. Priscila Cachoeira
Andre Muniz vs. Dricus Du Plessis
Randy Costa vs. Tony Kelley
Alex Perez vs. Matt Schnell