Ion Cutelaba says he's fighting Gadzhimurad Antigulov at UFC 217 in NYC

A light heavyweight bout between is apparently the latest addition to November’s UFC 217 lineup. Ion Cutelaba has announced a matchup with Gadzhimurad Antigulov.UFC officials has not formally announced the bout, but Cutelaba (13-3 MMA, 2-2 UFC) revealedon social mediathat he’s fighting Antigulov (20-4 MMA, 2-0 UFC) later this year.
My next fight!!! Ion Cutelabavs Gadzhimurad Antigulov UFC 217 November 4 at Madison Square Garden in New York, NY

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UFC 217 takes place Nov. 4 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FS1 and UFC Fight Pass, though the bout order hasn’t been finalized.Cutelaba has had an up-and-down run since joining the UFC in June 2016. He’s alternated wins and losses over his four-fight tenure but is coming off a 22-second knockout victory over Henrique da Silva at UFC Fight Night 110 in June.Antigulov, meanwhile, has had a hot start to his UFC tenure, winning consecutive fights by first-round submission. He made his debut with a 67-second win over Marcos Rogerio de Lima in November and then proceeded to submit Joachim Christensen in just over two minutes at UFC 211 in May. The Russian has won 14 consecutive fights dating back to April 2013.
The latest UFC 217 card now includes:
  • Champ Michael Bisping vs. Georges St-Pierre for middleweight title
  • Champ Cody Garbrandt vs. T.J. Dillashaw for bantamweight title
  • Paulo Borrachinha vs. Johny Hendricks
  • Gadzhimurad Antigulov vs. Ion Cutelaba
For more on UFC 217, check out the UFC Rumors section of the site.

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