A top-15 matchup has just been announced. Matt Schnell will face Steve Erceg at UFC 295 inside the MSG Arena in New York, New York, per Marcel Dorff.
This fight takes place in the Flyweight (125 lbs) division.
Matt Schnell holds a professional record of 16-7 (7-5 UFC) and is ranked #8 in the Flyweight division. He holds credible wins over Sumudaerji, Tyson Nam, and Louis Smolka.
Steve Erceg holds a professional record of 10-1 (1-0 UFC) and is ranked #14 in the Flyweight division. He holds notable wins over David Dvořák, Shannon Ross, and Soichiro Hirai.
Official odds have yet to be released.
Matt Schnell holds the reputation as one of the most entertaining fighters in the Flyweight division. Despite coming off a KO loss to Matheus Nicolau, Schnell is 6-3 in his previous bouts and is most known for his fight of the year and comeback of the year contender fight against Sumudaerji. Schnell would rally through an onslaught of blows and secure a triangle choke in the second round, his most significant win to date. He also won Fight of The Night honors in his bout before that against Brandon Royval at UFC 274. Schnell will be looking to secure the victory in this matchup, hoping to make a top-10 fight for himself next.
Steve Erceg is coming off one of the year's most impressive debuts. He'd face David Dvořák on the prelims of UFC 289, and on the biggest stage of his career, Erceg didn't disappoint. After a dominant three rounds, he secured a unanimous decision and a rare decision performance of the night bonus, showing just how impressive his debut was. Now firmly in the rankings, Erceg will be looking to climb into the top 10 with a win over the always-tough Schnell.
This is a must-see matchup in the Flyweight division. Who do you have winning? As a member of the Verdict Community, let us know your prediction in the comments below.