UFC 218 in Detroit gets intriguing lightweight bout

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Two lightweight up-and-comers – David Teymur (6-1 MMA, 3-0 UFC) and Drakkar Klose (8-0-1 MMA, 2-0 UFC) – will meet at UFC 218.

UFC officials announced the fight via freep.com.

UFC 218 takes place Dec. 2 at Little Caesar’s Arena in Detroit. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FS1 and UFC Fight Pass, though the full fight card and bout order haven’t been determined.

Teymur, a 28-year-old Swedish fighter who was a quarterfinalist on “The Ultimate Fighter 22,” is undefeated in official pro bouts since a loss in his 2013 debut. His current six-fight winning streak features three consecutive UFC wins. They include knockout victories over Martin Svensson and Jason Novelli, as well as a recent “Fight of the Night” decision win over Lando Vannata in March.

He meets Klose, a 29-year-old Michigan native who will be the favorite with UFC 218’s Detroit crowd. The former state high-school champion and collegiate wrestler debuted with the UFC in January and has picked up decision victories over Devin Powell and rival Marc Diakiese.

The latest UFC 218 card includes:

  • Francis Ngannou vs. Alistair Overeem
  • Cortney Casey vs. Felice Herrig
  • Razak Al-Hassan vs. Sabah Homasi
  • Henry Cejudo vs. Sergio Pettis
  • Drakkar Klose vs. David Teymur

For more on UFC 218, check out the UFC Rumors section of the site.

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Source: MMA Junkie