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UFC 269 adds featherweight matchup between Dan Ige and Josh Emmett

The last pay-per-view of 2021 somehow continues to keep getting better. The already-stacked UFC 269, which takes place on Dec. 11 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, has added another fantastic matchup in the featherweight division as Dan Ige will face Josh Emmett. MMA Junkie confirmed the booking...

The last pay-per-view of 2021 somehow continues to keep getting better.

The already-stacked UFC 269, which takes place on Dec. 11 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, has added another fantastic matchup in the featherweight division as Dan Ige will face Josh Emmett.

MMA Junkie confirmed the booking with sources who have knowledge of the match-up following an initial report from BJPenn.com.

Ige (15-4 MMA, 7-3 UFC) will look to close out his year on a high note and rebound from a loss to Chan Sung Jung in the main event of June’s UFC on ESPN 25. He started his year off with an impressive first-round knockout of Gavin Tucker at UFC Fight Night 187.

Emmett (16-2 MMA, 7-2 UFC) will step into the cage for the first time in over 17 months. He was last in action against Shane Burgos at UFC on ESPN 11, a bout he won by unanimous decision. If successful at UFC 269, Emmett will extend his current win streak to four in a row.

With the addition, the current UFC 269 lineup includes:

  • Charles Oliveira vs. Dustin Poirier – for lightweight title
  • Amanda Nunes vs. Julianna Pena – for women’s bantamweight title
  • Leon Edwards vs. Jorge Masvidal
  • Cody Garbrandt vs Kai Kara-France
  • Sean O’Malley vs. Raulian Paiva
  • Geoff Neal vs Santiago Ponzinibbio
  • Dominick Cruz vs. Pedro Munhoz
  • Dricus Du Plessis vs. Andre Muniz
  • Maycee Barber vs. Erin Blanchfield
  • Alex Perez vs. Matt Schnell
  • Ryan Hall vs. Darrick Minner
  • Priscila Cachoeira vs. Gillian Robertson
  • Randy Costa vs. Tony Kelley
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Joselyne Edwards predicts Jessica-Rose Clark matchup has all the ‘elements of a good fight’

" LAS VEGAS – Joselyne Edwards returns to the cage Saturday in Las Vegas when she battles Jessica-Rose Clark in a three-round bantamweight fight. For Edwards (10-3 MMA, 1-1 UFC), she is coming off her first UFC loss, a unanimous decision defeat to Karol Rosa in February. Her opponent,...

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LAS VEGAS – Joselyne Edwards returns to the cage Saturday in Las Vegas when she battles Jessica-Rose Clark in a three-round bantamweight fight.

For Edwards (10-3 MMA, 1-1 UFC), she is coming off her first UFC loss, a unanimous decision defeat to Karol Rosa in February. Her opponent, Clark (10-6 MMA, 3-2 UFC) has only competed once since November 2019.

Both fighters are in different periods of their career, but both are motivated by their situations, according to Edwards. The urgency to win should make for a good fight, Edwards predicted.

“Actually, on my side, I’m the kind of fighter who likes to be prepared, myself, in the different areas,” Edwards told MMA Junkie at a UFC Fight Night 196 pre-fight news conference Wednesday. “I know she’s coming from a long break, but I’m coming for a loss at the same time. This is going to be good elements for a good fight.”

UFC Fight Night 196 takes place Saturday at UFC Apex in Las Vegas. The card streams on ESPN+. Check out Joselyne Edwards’ full UFC Fight Night 196 pre-fight news conference in the video above.

Seungwoo Choi has championship aspirations ahead of UFC Fight Night 196

" Seungwoo Choi hopes to extend his winning streak at UFC Fight Night 196 and move one step closer to a featherweight championship fight. Choi (10-3 MMA, 3-2 UFC) is currently in the midst of a three-fight winning streak. The South Korean fighter will attempt to make it four...

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Seungwoo Choi hopes to extend his winning streak at UFC Fight Night 196 and move one step closer to a featherweight championship fight.

Choi (10-3 MMA, 3-2 UFC) is currently in the midst of a three-fight winning streak. The South Korean fighter will attempt to make it four on Saturday when he takes on Alex Caceres (18-12 MMA, 13-10 UFC) at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. The event streams on ESPN+.

The matchup should prove to be a good test. Caceres has nearly twice as many UFC fights as Choi has MMA fights overall. Choi, 28, intends to overcome that and show he belongs at the top of the division.

“People think he is an unpredictable fighter, but I searched his style and I think I am prepared for it,” Choi told MMA Junkie and other reporters through an interpreter at Wednesday’s UFC Fight Night 196 media day. “I want to get this win then I can go forward to be champion. … I will do my best and I will make a great performance.”

To hear more from Choi, watch the video above for his complete UFC Fight Night 196 media day interview.

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