UFC Fight Night on April 17 Gets Chase Sherman-Parker Porter Matchup

By Tristen Critchfield Jan 30, 2021

A heavyweight clash between Chase Sherman and Parker Porter is set for the UFC’s April 17 card.

MMAFighting.com was first to report the matchup. UFC Fight Night is headlined by a middleweight showdown pitting Robert Whittaker against Paulo Costa. A location for the event has not been formally announced.

After a previous 2-5 stint in the Las Vegas-based promotion, Sherman returned with a second-round TKO of Isaac Villanueva at UFC Fight Night 171 last May. “The Vanilla” Gorilla” entered the matchup with Villanueva on the strength of a three-bout winning streak under the Island Fights banner.

After suffering a first-round TKO defeat to Chris Daukaus in his Octagon debut at UFC 252, Porter rebounded to outpoint Josh Parisian at UFC on ESPN 18 on Nov. 28. The former Bellator and CES MMA competitor has notable losses to Jon Jones and Gabriel Gonzaga on the regional circuit earlier in his career.

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