The Ultimate Fighting Championship will make its annual stop in United Kingdom on St. Patrick’s Day weekend with an event at the O2 arena in London on March 16.
According to Sherdog.com’s own sources, a middleweight clash pitting hometown hero Tom Breese against Italy’s Alessio Di Chirico will take place at the event, which is also known as UFC on ESPN+ 5 and will air on the network’s streaming service. Breese vs. Di Chirico has not been formally announced by the UFC.
Tom Breese was supposed to have fought at UFC Argentina. He was set to face Brazilian fighter Cezar Ferreira, but an injury forced the Englishman out of the fight. His made his last Octagon appearance at UFC Fight Night 130, when he mauled Australian middleweight Daniel Kelly by technical knockout 3:33 into the opening round. Prior to that, Breese suffered the only loss of his MMA career at UFC 199 against Sean Strickland.
Di Chirico is currently 3-2 in his UFC adventure. He is riding a two-bout winning streak after a knockout of Oluwale Bamgbose at UFC on Fox 26 and a split decision against Julian Marquez at “The Ultimate Fighter 27” finale.