UFC 217’s already stacked card has added yet another hotly contested bout.
Announced officially through UFC.com, lightweight’s James Vick and Joe Duffy will battle it out on November 4th when the UFC makes its return to Madison Square Garden.
Vick (11-1) is currently on a two-fight win streak in the UFC with back-to-back finishes over Abel Trujillo in February before a first-round TKO against Marco Polo Reyes in May of this year. The 6ft 3′ fighter has won seven of his eight appearances inside the Octagon.
His scheduled opponent, Joe Duffy (17-2), is also on a two-fight win streak and recently signed a new contract with MMA’s premier promotion. Duffy rose to notoriety having defeated current UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor in 2010 and has gone 4-1 under the UFC banner with his lone loss coming against Dustin Poirier at UFC 195.
UFC 217 is set to showcase three title fights, Michael Bisping vs Georges St-Pierre for the middleweight championship; a bantamweight title fight between rivals Cody Garbrandt and T.J Dillashaw and a women’s strawweight title fight between Joanna Jedrzejczyk and Rose Namajunas.
UFC 217 is now also set to feature:
- Stephen Thompson vs. Jorge Masvidal
- Johny Hendricks vs. Paulo Borrachinha
- James Vick vs. Joe Duffy
- Aleksei Oleinik vs. Curtis Blaydes
- Mickey Gall vs. Randy Brown
- Gadzhimurad Antigulov vs. Ion Cutelaba
- Corey Anderson vs. Patrick Cummins
- Aiemann Zahabi vs. Ricardo Ramos