Two more fights confirmed for UFC Fight Night Copenhagen
UFC Fight Night in Copenhagen gained another two fights yesterday with the announcement that Ion Cutelaba will take on Khalil Rountree Jr at light heavyweight and Macy Chiasson will meet Lina Lansberg at bantamweight.
Ion Cutelaba (14-4) comes into this fight off the back of a second-round submission defeat against Glover Teixeira on the Jacaré vs. Hermansson card back in April. The Moldovan is 3-3 within the UFC having secured wins against Gadzhimurad Antigulov, Henrique da Silva and Jonathan Wilson.
Khalil Rountree Jr. (8-3-1) bounced back with a unanimous decision victory against Eryk Anders at UFC 236 following his first-round KO defeat to UFC debutant Johnny Walker on the Magny vs. Ponzinibbio card in Buenos Aires at the tail end of last year. Like Cutelaba, Routree Jr. has experienced a mixed bag of results during his time with the UFC (4-3-1) but there is no doubting the fact that both men pack a punch, as the combined total of 16 wins coming by way of KO/TKO confirms.
TUF 28 featherweight winner Macy Chiasson looks to continue her unblemished professional MMA career when she steps into the Octagon against the experienced Lina Lansberg. Chiasson has a perfect 5-0 record coming into this one and has already got a Performance of the Night bonus against her name following her destruction of Sarah Moras in May.
The Elbow Queen, Lina Lansberg (9-4), is certainly not one to shy away from a fight. Making her UFC debut against Cris Cyborg as the main event in Cyborg’s backyard shows the fearless mentality of Lansberg. Despite coming off on the wrong end of a second-round TKO against Cyborg, Lansberg was the first fighter to take Cyborg into the second-round in over three years.
Beating former Invicta bantamweight champion, Tonya Evinger, in her native Sweden last month has raised the confidence levels of Lansberg and Chiasson can expect a tricky nights work when the pair meet in Copenhagen.
UFC Fight Night Copenhagen takes place at the Royal Arena on Saturday 28th September.
Gunnar Nelson v Thiago Alves
Ion Cutelaba v Khalil Rountree Jr
Macy Chiasson v Lina Lansberg