Karl Roberson vs. Kennedy Nzechukwu Booked for UFC’s July 9 Event

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Karl Roberson, UFCKarl Roberson, UFC 261 ceremonial weigh-in Credit: Gabriel Gonzalez/Cageside Press

A airy heavyweight showdown betwixt 2 UFC athletes severely successful request of a triumph has been added to the promotion’s July 9, 2022 Fight Night show.

Karl Roberson (9-5) volition look Kennedy Nzechukwu (9-3) astatine the event, per Paradigm Sports. Roberson subsequently confirmed the booking connected societal media.

Roberson added that helium planned to “reintroduce” himself connected July 9. He’ll request to. “Baby K” has mislaid 3 straight, including back-to-back losses astatine middleweight against Brendan Allen and Marvin Vettori. Both fights recovered Roberson submitted; successful his instrumentality to airy heavyweight successful March astatine UFC Vegas 50, helium was finished connected the feet by Khalil Rountree Jr.

Overall, Roberson is 4-5 aft joining the UFC by mode of Dana White’s Contender Series during its inaugural season.

Nzechukwu for his portion has mislaid 2 straight, astir precocious coming up abbreviated against Nicolae Negumereanu successful a divided decision. Prior to that, helium was knocked retired astatine the hands (or much accurately, elbow) of Da Un Jung. That nonaccomplishment snapped a three-fight winning streak for the Nigerian.

The UFC’s July 9 paper is expected to instrumentality spot astatine the Apex successful Las Vegas, and volition beryllium headlined by lightweights Rafael dos Anjos and Rafael Fiziev. The pursuing fights person been reported for the event:

Rafael dos Anjos vs. Rafael Fiziev Aiemann Zahabi vs. Ricky Turcios Caio Borralho vs. Armen Petrosyan Ronnie Lawrence vs. Saidyokub Kakhramonov Nina Nunes vs. Cynthia Calvillo Tresean Gore vs. Cody Brundage Antonina Shevchenko vs. Cortney Casey Said Nurmagomedov vs. Douglas Silva de Andrade Jamie Pickett vs. Abdul Razak Alhassan Rani Yahya vs. Cody Garbrandt Maryna Moroz vs. Sijara Eubanks Austin Lingo vs. David Onama Karl Roberson vs. Kennedy Nzechukwu