clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Tanner Boser to make light heavyweight debut against Ion Cutelaba in April

The Canadian Heavyweight will move to 205 pounds for the first time in his UFC career.

UFC Fight Night: Boser v Nascimento Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC

Tanner Boser is moving down from Heavyweight to Light Heavyweight for his next fight.

“The Bulldozer” amassed an even (4-4) record in UFC as a Heavyweight, but a split decision loss to Rodrigo Nascimento in Sept. 2022 may have finally pushed him to shed a few pounds and squeeze into the 205-pound division. Boser weighed in at 229 pounds, just a smidge lighter than the 261-pound Nascimento.

Shortly after the defeat, Boser — who has previously sparred with fans online regarding his determination to stay at Heavyweight — asked his social media followers if he should cut down to Light Heavyweight.

“Yes you idiot” won the poll with 72.8 percent of the votes.

As some say: Vox populi, vox dei.

So, now Boser will be fighting Ion Cutelaba at 205 pounds on UFC Kansas City’s undercard on April 15, 2023, according to MMA Fighting.

Cutelaba has been having his own struggles since arriving in UFC as a 10-1 prospect. He’s now 5-8 with the promotion and on a three-fight losing skid. Both men are probably fighting for their jobs here, which could either result in a wild brawl or calculated affair.

Hopefully, we’ll get the former.

UFC Kansas City is headlined by a Featherweight contender bout between Max Holloway and Arnold Allen. Also on the ESPN+-streamed card: Edson Barboza vs. Billy Quarantillo, Pedro Munhoz vs. Chris Gutierrez and Lando Vannata vs. Daniel Zellhuber.

To check out the latest and greatest UFC Kansas City fight card click here.

Sign up for the newsletter Sign up for the MMA Mania Daily Roundup newsletter!

A daily roundup of all your fighting news from MMA Mania