Rocky Lee vs Taylor Lapilus added to stacked Krakow card
With just six weeks until the UFC hosts its debut event in the historic Polish city of Krakow, anticipation continues to build as the UFC today announced another exciting matchup, Rocky Lee vs. Taylor ‘Double Vision’ Lapilus.
Taiwan’s Lee will face Frenchman Lapilus in a featherweight bout set to draw a great deal of interest as both make their UFC debut.
Lee is unbeaten in his MMA career with a 3-0 record, two of which by submission. The 27-year-old makes his UFC debut after staring in The Ultimate Fighter China.
22-year-old Lapilus is 8-1 in his career – with six of those victories coming by way of submission -and the only French fighter currently on the UFC roster, an influential position for the young athlete as the face of MMA in a country where the sport is becoming increasingly popular.
“I am very motivated for the fight. This is perfectly in line with my preparation and I will be ready on D-Day.” As he always says: “The answer remains in the heart of the fight”.
Featuring on a card such as this ,with main and co-main event fighters Gabriel “Napao” Gonzaga, Mirko “Cro Cop”Filipovic, Jimi ‘Poster Boy’ Manuwa and Jan Blachowicz, will no doubt be a dream come true for both athletes who are beginning their UFC journey.
After a three year absence, legend Mirko “Cro Cop”Filipovic will return to the Octagon® in Krakow to meet Gabriel “Napao” Gonzaga in the five round heavyweight headline event, while JanBlachowicz will face Jimi ‘Poster Boy’ Manuwa in a co-main event clash with big implications for the 205 lb. class.
UFC® FIGHT NIGHT GONZAGA vs CRO COP 2 is set to take place in Krakow, Poland on 11 April and tickets are available form 26 February at http://www.eventim.pl/UFC.
UFC Fight Club® members will have the opportunity to purchase tickets ahead of the crowd on Tuesday 24 February at 10.00 GMT via www.ufcfightclub.com, while a special Internet ticket pre-sale will be available to UFC newsletter subscribers Wednesday 25 February starting at 10.00 GMT.
To access this presale, users must register for the UFC newsletter through UFC.com.