Modestas Bukauskas vs Michal Oleksiejczuk Touted for UFC’s March 27 Card

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UFC matchmakers are working on Modestas Bukauskas vs. Michal Oleksiejczuk for an upcoming event on March 27, according to multiple sources. The location of the light heavyweight bout is currently unknown. 

Modestas Bukauskas affirms news on Twitter

Former Cage Warriors Champion, Bukauskas (11-3-0) will look to get back in the win column following a disappointing outing against Jimmy Crute in October, losing by TKO for the second time in his professional career. The 26-year-old defended his title successfully once at Cage Warriors 111 in November 2019, but he was quick to move onto the UFC signing within a year of earning the strap. The highly touted Lithuanian-English fighter was emphatic on his UFC debut, defeating Andreas Michailidis at UFC Fight Island 1 in July 2020, after he was unable to answer the referee’s call for the second round.  

Oleksiejczuk (14-4-0, 1 NC) will make the walk to the octagon for the sixth time in the UFC. The 25-year-old Polish fighter is coming off two losses to Ovince St. Preux and Jimmy Crute. He looks to rediscover the impressive form he showed at the beginning of his UFC career, where he won twice against Gian Villante and Gadzhimurad Antigulov. 

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Hi, I'm Ruaraidh Gilmour. I have just finished four years at Edinburgh Napier University, graduating with a First Class BA (Hons) degree in Journalism. I have a keen interest in digital media, particularly relating to current and future funding models that support the medium. I completed my dissertation on the digital media marketplace in Scotland, analysing current models of funding and assessing new ways to support digital journalism in the future. This achieved the highest mark in my year, receiving the Clements' Family Prize for Journalism.

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