Surging light-heavyweight prospect Carlos Ulberg (9-1) was in search of his sixth-straight win this month when he was slated to face former title challenger Dominick Reyes (12-4) next week at UFC 297.
UFC 297 is to go down on January 20, 2024, live from the Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
However, Ulberg was forced from the bout with an undisclosed injury, and we were left wondering whether or not the UFC brass would keep this match up intact.
Luckily for us fans those questions were answered earlier this week, as the two are now expected to meet at UFC Fight Night 241.
UFC FN 241 is to go down on March 30, 2024, live from the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
This is a good showcase fight for Ulberg to finally get a ranked name on his resume, and it’s a way for no. 14 ranked Reyes to snap his recent four-fight skid.
Dominick Reyes would open up his career with a perfect 12-0 record with wins over the likes of Jared Cannonier (TKO), Ovince Saint Preux (UD), former title challenger Volkan Oezdemir (SD), and former middleweight champion Chris Weidman (KO) en route to challenging then champion Jon Jones for his light-heavyweight strap.
After the five rounds were completed, many were left believing Reyes should’ve walked away as the UFC light-heavyweight champion, pretty much everyone short of those three judges.
Following the first defeat of his career, Reyes would then go into a vacant title shot against Jan Blachowicz, as Jones had recently vacated his title, and given his performance against Jones, most were picking Reyes to win this fight and become champion.
Blachowicz however would dominate the fight and TKO Reyes toward the end of round two in order to claim the title himself.
Since then, Reyes has been KO’d by former Rizin and UFC light-heavyweight champion Jiri Prochazka, also toward the end of the second round, as well as no. 11 ranked Ryan Spann, who violently knocked him out in a mere 80 seconds.
Carlos Ulberg on the other hand would make it to 4-0 as a mixed martial artist following a 19-2 tenure in professional kickboxing prior to being called up by the big show.
After a straight up war with Kennedy Nzechukwu in his UFC debut that saw him get KO’d in round two, Ulberg has since won five-straight against the likes of Fabio Cherant (UD), fellow former kickboxer Tafon Nchukwi (TKO), Nicolae Negumereanu (KO), Ihor Potieria (TKO), and Da Un Jung (rear naked choke).
Who wins this epic light-heavyweight encounter going down at UFC Atlantic City?
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