Russian mixed martial arts fighter Magomed Ankalaev announced that he will fight Pole Jan Blachowicz on December 11 at the UFC tournament.
"Yesterday I got the news that my fight with Jan Blachowicz has been confirmed. The contract hasn't been signed, but they've already given verbal agreement for December 11. It's going to be a contender's fight. The tournament featuring me will probably take place in Las Vegas," said Ankalaev.
Blachowicz had his last fight against Austrian Alexander Rakic at UFC on ESPN 36 in May of this year. In this fight Jan won by TKO in the third round. He has 29 wins and nine defeats under his belt.
Last time Ankalaev appeared in the octagon against American Anthony Smith in July of this year at the UFC 277 tournament. The fight was over in favor of Magomed by TKO in the second round. He has 17 wins and one loss on his record.