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Midnight Mania! Josh Emmett returns vs. Dan Ige at UFC 269 on December 11

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Welcome to Midnight Mania!

After a considerable amount of time on the side lines, one of Featherweight’s most powerful punchers is set to return to action.

Per a report from BJPenn.com, Team Alpha Male slugger Josh Emmett has been booked opposite hard-nosed Hawaiian contender Dan Ige at UFC 269 on December 11 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Both men are ranked inside the Featherweight Top 10, at No. 7 and No. 9 respectively.

Emmett last competed in June 2020, battling passed Shane Burgos in one of the best fights of the year (HIGHLIGHTS). However, he completely tore his ACL in the first round of that contest, and subsequent injuries in his rehabilitation have since kept him away from competition. The 36-year-old veteran currently rides a three-fight win streak.

Ige, on the other hand, enters this contest following a main event decision loss to Chan Sung Jung back in June. “50k” has struggled a bit as of late, losing two of his last three fights, but prior to those main event setbacks, he rose into the ranks on a major win streak.

Who ya’ got?!?

Insomnia

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Slips, rips, and KO clips

This deserves to be here.

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Random Land

This dude’s facial expression is haunting.

Midnight Music: A psychedelic, funky cover of the classic “California Dreamin,’” featuring some pretty Hendrix-y guitar lines!

Sleep well Maniacs! More martial arts madness is always on the way.