Two more bouts have joined the UFC’s October 17th card, a show which is scheduled to take place from “Fight Island” in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Claudio Silva vs. James Krause
Claudio Silva has a new opponent in James Krause, per a report from Mike Heck of MMA Fighting. Krause replaces Muslim Salikhov, who withdrew from the bout.
Krause returns in an attempt to come back from his first loss in four years. He last competed in February, losing a split decision to Trevin Giles at UFC 247.
With the new opponent, Silva will aim to extend his streak of wins at welterweight to six-in-a-row. His last fight was in August of 2019, defeating Cole Williams in the first round via rear naked choke.
Mateusz Gamrot vs. Guram Kutateladze
Undefeated former KSW Lightweight Champion Mateusz Gamrot will have a new opponent in his UFC debut, as he’s now matched with Guram Kutateladze. News of the matchup was first reported by Igor Lazorin.
Kutateladze steps in for Magomed Mustafaev.
Kutateladze enters the promotion on a streak of eight wins, two of which came in notable regional promotion Brave CF. His last fight was in November of 2019, stopping Felipe Silva within a minute.
Gamrot will attempt to remain undefeated when he fights in October. His last fight was in August, defeating Marian Ziolkowski on a KSW card.
Here’s the updated card for October 17th.
Bout 12: Brian Ortega (14-1) vs. The Korean Zombie (16-5) (Featherweight)
Bout 11: Jessica Andrade (20-8) vs. Katlyn Chookagian (14-3) (Flyweight)
Bout 10: Modestas Bukauskas (11-2) vs. Jimmy Crute (11-1) (Welterweight)
Bout 9: Gillian Robertson (8-4) vs. Poliana Botelho (8-2) (Flyweight)
Bout 8: Jun Yong Park (11-4) vs. John Phillips (22-10) (Middleweight)
Bout 7: Said Nurmagomedov (13-2) vs. Mark Striegl (18-2) (Bantamweight)
Bout 6: David Zawada (17-5) vs. Mounir Lazzez (10-1) (Welterweight)
Bout 5: Fares Ziam (10-3) vs. Jamie Mullarkey (12-3) (Lightweight)
Bout 4: Gadzhimurad Antigulov (20-7) vs. Maxim Grishin (30-8-2) (Light Heavyweight)
Bout 3: Ciryl Gane (6-0) vs. Ante Delija (17-3) (Heavyweight)
Bout 2: Claudio Silva (14-1) vs. James Krause (27-8) (Welterweight)
Bout 1: Mateusz Gamrot (17-0) vs. Guram Kutateladze (11-2) (Lightweight)