December 2nd gets another booking, as Jared Cannonier will face Roman Dolidze in a three-round bout, per Marc Raimondi. The current venue and location are unknown.
It was noted this will not serve as the events headliner. Neither will the previously announced matchup between Figueiredo and Font.
This fight goes down in the Middleweight (185 lbs) division.
Jared Cannonier boasts a record of 17-6 (UFC 10-6) and has secured notable victories over Sean Strickland, Kelvin Gastelum, and Marvin Vettori. He is currently ranked #4 in the Middleweight division.
Roman Dolidze brings a record of 12-2 (UFC 6-2), with notable wins against Jack Hermansson, Phil Hawes, and Kyle Daukaus. He holds the #7 spot in the Middleweight division.
Official odds have yet to be released.
Cannonier's last fight was a beatdown against Marvin Vettori, which Cannonier won via unanimous decision after nearly finishing Vettori multiple times. The former Middleweight title challenger wants another crack at his former foe, Sean Strickland, and will need to go through Roman Dolidze to get it.
Dolidze's most recent bout was against Marvin Vettori, a closely contested standup affair. Ultimately, Dolidze lost by a close unanimous decision, unable to keep up with Vettoris's volume in the later rounds. This upcoming fight against Cannonier presents a crucial opportunity for him to regain momentum in the division.
This Middleweight showdown promises intense action and could have far-reaching implications in the division. So, who do you have winning? As a member of the Verdict Community, let us know your prediction in the comments below.