A middleweight bout between Impa Kasanganay and Sasha Palatnikov has been added to UFC Fight Night 188. MMA Junkie was the first to report the news. While not officially announced by the promotion, the UFC is targeting a middleweight bout between Darren Till and Marvin Vettori to headline this event.
Impa Kasanganay and Sasha Palatnikov Added To Fight Night 188
Impa “Tshilobo” Kasanganay (8-1, 1-1 UFC) returns to the UFC in April after being on the wrong end of the 2020 knockout of the year in his second bout in the UFC against Joaquin Buckley. The spinning back-kick was a shock to everyone watching that night.
He is only 27 years of age and still has plenty to learn on his UFC journey. Kasanganay has had one decision win over Maki Pitolo in the UFC, and he will be looking to get a finish in his next bout against Palatnikov, with something to prove to UFC president Dana White.
Sasha Palatnikov (6-2, 1-0 UFC) will be looking to make it 2-0 in the UFC after a third-round knockout in his promotional debut against Louis Cosce at UFC 255.
The 31-year old fighting of Hong Kong has been knocked out twice in his career, including once to UFC welterweight Mounir Lazzez, back when they fought in the Abu Dhabi Warriors Fighting Championship.
It is not clear where the fight between Impa Kasanganay and Sasha Palatnikov will land on the card as of yet, with no order officially announced. Here are the fights that have been added to UFC Fight Night 188 as of now:
- Middleweight: Darren Till vs Marvin Vettori
- Women’s Strawweight: Nina Ansaroff vs Mackenzie Dern
- Heavyweight: Jarjis Danho vs Yorgan De Castro
- Lightweight: John Makdessi vs Ignacio Bahamondes
- Featherweight: Sodiq Yussuf vs Arnold Allen
- Welterweight: Daniel Rodriguez vs Mike Perry
- Women’s Bantamweight: Bea Malecki vs Norma Dumont Viana
- Middleweight: Zak Cummings vs Sam Alvey
- Middleweight: Kyle Daukaus vs Aliaskhab Khizriev
- Featherweight: Jordan Griffin vs Luis Saldana
- Bantamweight: Jack Shore vs Hunter Azure
- Light Heavyweight: Da Un Jung vs Shamil Gamzatov
- Middleweight: Impa Kasanganay vs Sasha Palatnikov
- Lightweight: Scott Holtzman vs Mateusz Gamrot
- Lightweight: Jim Miller vs Joe Solecki
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