Fifth fight confirmed for UFC Fight Night Copenhagen
The announcements for UFC Fight Night Copenhagen are coming thick and fast at the moment with a middleweight clash between John Phillips and Alen Amedovski confirmed earlier today.
Macedonian, Alen Amedovski (8-1) will be making his second appearance in the UFC following his first defeat as a professional at the hands of Krzysztof Jotko (unanimous decision) in April on the UFC Fight Night Saint Petersburg card. Fighting out of American Top Team Rome, Amedovski has two Bellator victories under his belt prior to his move to the UFC. First-round finishes against Ibrahim Mané and Will Fleury bought the UFC knocking on his door in what is his most active period* as a professional.
Standing in the way of a first win in the UFC for Amedovski is a man also seeking out his first UFC victory. With three straight defeats in his UFC career, John Phillips (21-9) knows all to well that this is a make or break fight. After defeats against Jack Marshman, Kevin Holland and Charles Byrd, Phillips will be hellbent on getting that first Octagon win and will no doubt come out with the sole intention of finishing Amedovski in quick fashion.
UFC Fight Night Copenhagen
Royal Arena, Copenhagen, Denmark
Saturday 28th September 2019
Gunnar Nelson v Thiago Alves
Ion Cutelaba v Khalil Rountree Jr
Macy Chiasson v Lina Lansberg
Michał Oleksiejczuk v Ovince Saint Preux
Alen Amedovski v John Phillips
While not yet confirmed by the UFC, it is widely expected that Jack Hermannson will face Jared Cannonier at the Copenhagen event. Another fight not yet officially confirmed is a middleweight bout between Peter Sobotta and Alessio di Chirico, however Sobotta confirmed via Twitter that the fight was going ahead.
*Amedovski’s fight with Phillips will be his fifth in 18 months. Prior to that, he fought five times in a five year period.