Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is headed back to “The Garden State.”
The world’s leading mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion recently announced its plans to return to Boardwalk Hall Arena on Sat., April 21, 2018 in Atlantic City, New Jersey, an event likely to air on FOX Sports 1.
UFC Fight Night 128 — also known as UFC Atlantic City — appears to have already added the welterweight showdown of Siyar Bahadurzada vs. Luan Chagas, according to MMADNA.nl, a booking later corroborated by “The Great” on Twitter.
Bahadurzada (23-6-1) is coming off back-to-back wins — and finishes — against Brandon Thatch and Rob Wilkinson. Chagas (15-2-1), meanwhile, hasn’t been seen since choking out Jim Wallhead back in June 2017.
Expect more fight announcements in the coming weeks, as April 21 is less than three months away and most fighters spend six weeks in training camp. No doubt the card will feature lots of local flavor.
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