Dalcha Lungiambula (10-1) tops his UFC debut with a cherry, bombing Dequan Townsend early in round three! The Congolese, two-division EFC champ rides a six-fight tear. He has knocked out five. #UFCMinneapolis pic.twitter.com/oIm7iD4EU0— Kyle Johnson (@VonPreux) June 29, 2019
Dalcha Lungiambula will drop to middleweight to face Isi Fitikefu at the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s Jan. 20 event in Abu Dhabi.
Multiple outlets confirmed the pairing following an initial report from MMA DNA. UFC on ESPN 20 takes place on Yas Island and is currently in need of a main event after Khamzat Chimaev withdrew from a proposed matchup with Leon Edwards.
A former heavyweight champion in Africa’s Extreme Fighting Championship, Lungiambula went 1-1 in his first two UFC appearances at light heavyweight. The 35-year-old began his tenure with a third-round TKO of Dequan Townsend at UFC on ESPN 3 before suffering a KO loss to Magomed Ankalaev at UFC Fight Night 163.
Fitikefu, meanwhile, has kicked off his professional tenure with six consecutive triumphs on the regional circuit. The Sydney, Australia, native has finished four of those wins by knockout, technical knockout or submission.
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