Joseph Duffy will face Marc Diakiese in a lightweight showdown at UFC Fight Night 147 in London on March 16.
The Las Vegas-based promotion announced the booking on Saturday. UFC Fight Night 147 takes place at the O2 and is headlined by a welterweight showdown between Darren Till and Jorge Masvidal. The card will stream on ESPN+.
Duffy hasn’t competed since November 2017, when he suffered a second-round technical knockout loss to James Vick at UFC 217. “Irish Joe” is 4-2 during his Octagon tenure and 16-3 as a professional overall.
After kicking off his UFC career with three consecutive wins — including two finishes — to improve to 12-0, Diakiese has lost his last three Octagon appearances. Most recently, “Bonecrusher” dropped a unanimous verdict to Nasrat Haqparast at UFC Fight Night 134 on July 22.