A light heavyweight clash pitting Alonzo Menifield against William Knight has been targeted for an Ultimate Fighting Championship card on Feb. 27.
MMAjunkie.com was first to report the bout. The UFC Fight Night event does not have a location but is expected to be headlined by a 205-pound tilt between Dominick Reyes and Jiri Prochazka.
Menifield is coming off an 0-2 campaign in 2020 in which he dropped a unanimous decision to Devin Clark at UFC 250 and suffered a second-round KO defeat to Ovince St. Preux at UFC Fight Night 176 on Sept. 5. The Contender Series alum was unbeaten in his first nine professional outings, including KO/TKO victories over Vinicius Moreira Castro and Paul Craig in the Octagon.
After a pair of triumphs on the Contender Series, Knight was successful in his promotional debut, as he earned a unanimous decision over Aleksa Camur at UFC 253 on Sept. 26. The 32-year-old Thornton Martial Arts member has lost just once in 10 pro appearances — a first-round TKO defeat to fellow UFC talent Tafon Nchukwi at Cage Fury Fighting Championships 80 in November 2019.
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