The lineup for UFC Fight Night 183 has two new flyweight additions, as Taila Santos will meet Gillian Robertson, while Jimmy Flick will face Cody Durden.
The Las Vegas-based promotion announced the fights over the weekend. Santos was initially slated to square off against Montana De La Rosa at UFC on ESPN 19, but the bout was canceled when one of her opponent’s cornermen tested positive for COVID-19. Robertson, meanwhile, was booked against Andrea Lee at UFC 256 before Lee pulled out of the matchup due to injury.
Flick and Durden were also scheduled to collide at UFC on ESPN 19 but a non-COVID medical issue forced Durden off the card on fight day.
UFC Fight Night 183 takes place at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas on Dec. 19 and is headlined by a welterweight tilt pitting Stephen Thompson against Geoff Neal. The card will stream in its entirety on ESPN+.
Santos has been victorious in 16 of 17 professional outings and is coming off her first Octagon triumph, a three-round verdict over Molly McCann at UFC on ESPN 13. Robertson is 2-0 thus far in 2020, with a submission win against Cortney Casey at UFC on ESPN 11 and a decision against Poliana Botelho at UFC Fight Night 180 to her credit.
Flick earned a UFC contract with a third-round submission of Nate Smith at Dana White’s Contender Series on Sept. 1 and has won five of his last six pro outings. Durden battled Chris Gutierrez to a draw in his promotional debut at UFC Fight Night 173 on Aug. 1.
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