Two bouts have recently been reported for UFC’s January 20th “Fight Night” lineup. Here are the new fights that are expected to take place at “Fight Island” in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Mason Jones vs. Mike Davis
Undefeated two-division Cage Warriors champion Mason Jones will step into the UFC cage for the first time on the show, being booked against Mike Davis.
Jones had a championship 2020, where he defeated Joe McColgan and Adam Proctor to take the Cage Warriors lightweight and welterweight belts. While both title fights were booked for five rounds, Jones finished each within a round. Jones has won all 10 fights of his as a pro.
Davis earned his first UFC victory in October of 2019, defeating Thomas Gifford with strikes. His previous fight, his UFC debut, was a loss to Gilbert Burns.
Dalcha Lungiambula vs. Isi Fitikefu
Australian talent Isi Fitikefu will also make his UFC debut on the card, fighting Dalcha Lungiambula. Fitikefu has had a strong six-fight undefeated career in regional promotion Eternal MMA. Fitikefu earned the promotion’s middleweight belt in 2017, defending it twice afterwards. Four of Fitikefu’s wins come via stoppage.
Lungiambula returns after a year-long layoff from action. His last fight was his first UFC loss, being stopped in the third round by Magomed Ankalaev. His UFC debut win came earlier in 2019, where he stopped Dequan Townsend with ground and pound.
Lungiambula struggled to find a fight in 2020 as COVID-19 complications threw out two bookings.
UFC’s January 20th card is currently without a main event, as Khamzat Chimaev has withdrawn from his fight against Leon Edwards. Here’s the updated lineup.
Bout 11: Michael Chiesa (16-4) vs. Neil Magny (24-7) (Welterweight)
Bout 10: Pedro Munhoz (18-5) vs. Jimmie Rivera (23-4) (Bantamweight)
Bout 9: Lerone Murphy (9-0-1) vs. Douglas Silva de Andrade (26-3) (Featherweight)
Bout 8: Francisco Figueiredo (11-3-1) vs. Jerome Rivera (10-3) (Bantamweight)
Bout 7: Roxanne Modafferi (25-17) vs. Viviane Araujo (9-2) (Flyweight)
Bout 6: Mike Jackson (1-1) vs. Dean Barry (3-1) (Welterweight)
Bout 5: Ike Villanueva (16-11) vs. Vinicius Moreira (9-4) (Light Heavyweight)
Bout 4: Victoria Leonardo (8-2) vs. Manon Fiorot (5-1) (Flyweight)
Bout 3: Tyson Nam (20-11-1) vs. Matt Schnell (14-5) (Flyweight)
Bout 2: Mike Davis (8-2) vs. Mason Jones (10-0) (Lightweight)
Bout 1: Dalcha Lungiambula (10-2) vs. Isi Fitikefu (6-0) (Middleweight)