The UFC’s October 17th is rapidly growing, as two new bouts have been reported for the show as of late.
Jun Yong Park vs. John Phillips
Both looking for their first win of 2020, Jun Yong Park and John Phillips will battle on October 17th. The matchup was first reported by Marcel Dorff of MMA DNA.
Park’s first fight of the year was set for August 1st against Trevin Giles, however, he was pulled from the card on short notice.
Park last fought in December, getting his first UFC win by going to the scorecards against Marc-Andre Barriault.
Phillips fought last July, losing in the second round to Khamzat Chimaev. The matchup was a last-minute pairing, as Dusko Todorovic was the original opponent for Phillips. The sole UFC win from Phillips was last September, where he defeated Alen Amedovski within a minute with strikes.
Renato Moicano vs. Magomed Mustafaev
Lightweights Renato Moicano and Magomed Mustafaev will also compete on the card, per a report from Raphael Marinho of Combate.
Moicano’s last fight was in March, where he stopped Damir Hadzovic in the first minute with a rear naked choke. The win was his debut at lightweight following a 17-fight career at featherweight. His run at 145-pounds concluded after two losses, being finished by Jose Aldo and “The Korean Zombie” in 2019.
Mustafaev’s sole 2020 fight was a loss, not being chosen in a split decision against Brad Riddell. He had a win before then, as he gave Rafael Fiziev his first career loss in 2019 with strikes.
In the headlining spot of the October 17th “Fight Night” card is currently a five-round battle between Brian Ortega and “The Korean Zombie” Chan Sung Jung. Here’s the full card.
Bout 8: Brian Ortega (14-1) vs. The Korean Zombie (16-5) (Featherweight)
Bout 7: Jessica Andrade (20-8) vs. Jessica Eye (15-8) (Flyweight)
Bout 6: Krzysztof Jotko (22-4) vs. Makhmud Muradov (24-6) (Middleweight)
Bout 5: Modestas Bukauskas (11-2) vs. Jimmy Crute (11-1) (Welterweight)
Bout 4: Gillian Robertson (8-4) vs. Poliana Botelho (8-2) (Flyweight)
Bout 3: Claudio Silva (14-1) vs. Muslim Salikhov (17-2) (Welterweight)
Bout 2: Renato Moicano (14-3-1) vs. Magomed Mustafaev (14-4) (Lightweight)
Bout 1: Jun Yong Park (11-4) vs. John Phillips (22-10) (Middleweight)