A pair of hard-hitting featherweights are set to collide at UFC 269 as Josh Emmett meets Dan Ige.
Multiple sources at BJ Penn revealed that the two featherweights have agreed to the fight on Dec. 11. Specifically, UFC 269 goes down in Las Vegas, Nevada inside the famed T-Mobile Arena. The reported match-up will be added to the stacked UFC 269 event which will serve as the promotion’s last PPV event of the year.
Of course, the marquee card will be headlined by the #1-ranked lightweight Dustin Poirier vying for gold against lightweight champion Charles Oliveira. Alongside the lightweight title affair, women’s double champion Amanda Nunes looks for another bantamweight defense when she faces Julianna Peña in the co-main event.
Josh Emmett last stepped into the Octagon in 2020 against Shane Burgos. Overall, the fight delivered on the anticipated slugfest, and in the end, Emmett got the job done. After scoring a unanimous decision victory, Emmett expanded his winning streak to three in a row. The 36-year-old will look to earn a statement win to reassert himself into the 145-pound title picture.
“50 K” is back in action. The hard-hitting Hawaiian’s record has been checkered lately, however. Having faced very stiff competition at featherweight, Ige intends to compile a winning streak on Saturday night. In 2020, Ige suffered a setback when he lost to Calvin Kattar by unanimous decision. While the fight was exciting, Ige struggled to put his combinations together against Kattar’s imposing boxing style.
Josh Emmett On The Verge Of A 4-Fight Winning Streak
Prior to his fight with Kattar, Ige stepped back into the win column after a dramatic 22-second knockout victory against Canada’s Gavin Tucker. Despite his success in the striking department, the 30-year-old fell at the hands of Chan Sung Jung next. Following his emphatic Tucker knockout, Ige suffered his first defeat of 2021 by decision.
Similar to Ige, Emmett has dynamite in his hands. With six knockouts on his record, UFC featherweights are well-aware of how the California native makes his money. Ige has experience contending with tricky strikers and that knowledge will pay off when Dec. 11 rolls around. As UFC 269 approaches, it seems exciting fights continue to be added to the pay-per-view.
Once these featherweights have settled their business, the winner will be in line for a giant fight for the first half of 2021. Following Alexander Volkanovski’s legendary title defense, it appears business at 145-pounds is moving smoothly right now.
With the addition of Josh Emmett vs. Dan Ige, here is an up-to-date UFC 269 lineup:
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