After earning his UFC contract on “Dana White’s Contender Series,” Orion Cosce will make his UFC debut against Nicolas Dalby on November 21st at UFC 255. The matchup was first reported by Farah Hannoun of MMA Junkie.
While UFC 255 has not been announced, the event is likely to take place in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Cosce fought his way into the UFC last August, stopping Matt Dixon late in the third round to be awarded a UFC contract. Cosce is undefeated through seven fights as a pro.
Dalby, a former interim Cage Warriors Welterweight Champion, has fought twice in the UFC. He took his first loss last July, being stopped in the first round by Jesse Ronson via rear naked choke.
Dalby made his UFC debut in September of 2019, winning a decision over Alex Oliveira.
UFC 255 is currently scheduled to be headlined by back-to-back bantamweight championship bouts. Here’s the lineup.
Bout 10: Deiveson Figueiredo (19-1) vs. Alex Perez (24-5) (UFC Flyweight Championship)
Bout 9: Valentina Shevchenko (19-3) vs. Jennifer Maiai (18-6-1) (UFC Flyweight Championship)
Bout 8: Antonina Shevchenko (8-2) vs. Ariane Lipski (13-5) (Flyweight)
Bout 7: Mauricio Rua (27-11-1) vs. Paul Craig (13-4-1) (Light Heavyweight)
Bout 6: John Allan (13-5) vs. Roman Dolidze (7-0) (Light Heavyweight)
Bout 5: Alan Jouban (16-7) vs. Jared Gooden (17-4) (Welterweight)
Bout 4: Robbie Lawler (28-15) vs. Mike Perry (14-6) (Welterweight)
Bout 3: Brandon Moreno (17-5-1) vs. Brandon Rovyal (12-4) (Flyweight)
Bout 2: Kyle Daukaus (9-1) vs. Dustin Stoltzfus (13-1) (Middleweight)
Bout 1: Nicolas Dalby (18-4-1) vs. Orion Cosce (7-0) (Welterweight)