A pair of UFC welterweights will collide next January.
MMA DNA was the first to announce that UFC veteran Court McGee will face Ramiz Brahimaj on January 15 in a UFC event that has yet to be announced. Calvin Kattar and Giga Chikadze are expected to make headlines. The two fighters would confirm the reservation on social networks.
McGee (20-10) scored a well-deserved victory in his last outing, which saw him defeat Cláudio Silva by unanimous decision. The victory ended a three-game losing streak in which he was beaten by Carlos Condit, Sean Brady and Dhiego Lima. The ultimate fighter Season 11 winner and longtime UFC veteran has scored two wins in the past four years and will be looking to make a career late run.
Brahimaj (9-3) won his first UFC victory in August. He submitted Sacha Palatnikov in the first round of UFC Fight Night: Cannonier vs. Gastelum, keeping his 100% success rate intact. Brahimaj sadly lost his UFC debut following a doctor’s stop when his ear was nearly torn from his head.
No venue, venue or release plan has been officially announced for the January 15 event.
The UFC Fight Night card for January 15 currently breaks down as follows:
- Calvin Kattar vs. Giga Chikadze
- Brandon Royval vs. Rogerio Bontorin
- Kay Hansen vs. Jasmine Jasudavicius
- Bill Algeo vs. Janderson Brito
- Zarrokh Adashev vs. Kleydson Rodrigues
- Brian Kelleher vs. Saidyokub Kakhramonov
- McGee Tribunal v Ramiz Brahimaj