A matchup between two welterweight prospects has joined UFC’s April 9th pay-per-view card.
Undefeated fighter Ian Garry is expected to fight Darian Weeks at UFC 273, per an announcement made by the promotion earlier this week. It is expected to take place at the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida, USA.
Garry won his UFC debut in November, stopping Jordan Williams late in the first round of a bout with strikes. This was his eighth pro victory, extending a streak that he has previously developed in notable European promotion Cage Warriors.
Weeks will be fighting to come back from his first pro loss.
Weeks lost his UFC debut in December, getting beat by Bryan Barberena via decision. He took this fight on short notice, stepping in to replace veteran Matt Brown.
Weeks previously had an undefeated record of five wins as a pro. This came after an amateur career that included over 15 bouts.
UFC Featherweight Champion Alexander Volkanovski will face The Korean Zombie in the main event of the promotion’s April 9th card. Here is the updated lineup:
Bout 13: Alexander Volkanovski (23-1) vs. The Korean Zombie (17-6) (UFC Featherweight Championship)
Bout 12: Aljamain Sterling (20-3) vs. Petr Yan (16-2) (UFC Bantamweight Championship)
Bout 11: Irene Aldana (13-6) vs. Aspen Ladd (9-2) (Bantamweight)
Bout 10: Pat Sabatini (16-3) vs. Gavin Tucker (13-2) (Featherweight)
Bout 9: Mickey Gall (7-4) vs. Mike Malott (7-1-1) (Welterweight)
Bout 8: Jairzinho Rozenstruick (12-3) vs. Marcin Tybura (22-7) (Heavyweight)
Bout 7: Mackenzie Dern (11-2) vs. Tecia Torres (13-5) (Strawweight)
Bout 6: Kelvin Gastelum (17-8) vs. Nassourdine Imavov (11-3) (Middleweight)
Bout 5: Vinc Pichel (14-2) vs. Mark O. Madsen (11-0) (Lightweight)
Bout 4: Dricus Du Plessis (16-2) vs. Chris Curtis (28-8) (Middleweight)
Bout 3: Piera Rodriguez (7-0) vs. Kay Hansen (7-5) (Strawweight)
Bout 2: Albert Duraev (15-3) vs. Anthony Hernandez (8-2) (Middleweight)
Bout 1: Ian Garry (8-0) vs. Darian Weeks (5-1) (Welterweight)