Featherweights Josh Emmett and Dan Ige are expected to fight at UFC’s December 11th pay-per-view event, per a report from Cole Shelton of BJPenn.com.
The fight joins UFC 269, which is set to happen at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Ige’s last fight was a headliner against The Korean Zombie. The fight didn’t go his way, as he went five rounds to a unanimous decision loss.
The ranked featherweight earned a quick win earlier in the year, stopping Gavin Tucker in just 22 seconds with strikes.
Emmett has been on a strong run in the division for the past few years. He is currently on a three-fight winning streak that first started in 2019.
Emmett will be making somewhat of a return, as he has been out of action since June 2020. His last win came up against Shane Burgos, who he defeated via unanimous decision.
UFC Lightweight Champion Charles Oliveira is expected to meet Dustin Poirier in the main event of UFC 269. Here’s the updated lineup:
Bout 12: Charles Oliveira (31-8) vs. Dustin Poirier (28-6) (UFC Lightweight Championship)
Bout 11: Amanda Nunes (21-4) vs. Julianna Pena (10-4) (UFC Bantamweight Championship)
Bout 10: Kai Kara-France (22-9) vs. Cody Garbrandt (12-4) (Flyweight)
Bout 9: Randy Costa (6-2) vs. Tony Kelley (7-2) (Bantamweight)
Bout 8: Dricus Du Plessis (16-2) vs. Andre Muniz (21-4) (Middleweight)
Bout 7: Darrick Minner (26-12) vs. Ryan Hall (8-2) (Featherweight)
Bout 6: Pedro Munghoz (19-6) vs. Dominick Cruz (23-3) (Bantamweight)
Bout 5: Sean O’Malley (14-1) vs. Raulian Paiva (21-3) (Bantamweight)
Bout 4: Leon Edwards (19-3) vs. Jorge Masvidal (35-15) (Welterweight)
Bout 3: Geoff Neal (13-4) vs. Santiago Ponzinibbio (28-4) (Welterweight)
Bout 2: Maycee Barber (9-2) vs. Erin Blanchfield (7-1) (Flyweight)
Bout 1: Josh Emmett (16-2) vs. Dan Ige (15-4) (Featherweight)