Ankalaev vs. “The Hulk” is within the works for UFC 252, a pay-per-view occasion scheduled for Aug. 15. The corporate has but to formally announce the situation for the cardboard, however it’s anticipated to go down in the USA.
The primary combat passed off in February and lasted solely 38 seconds. Ankalaev received by TKO, however Cutelaba’s workforce complained it was an early stoppage. An attraction was denied by the Virginia fee.
Ankalaev and Cutelaba agreed to rematch at UFC 249 on April 18, however the occasion was cancelled as a result of coronavirus pandemic. Cutelaba was then paired up with Ovince Saint Preux for the subsequent weekend, however that occasion additionally by no means occurred.
Ankalaev (13-1) has now received 4 in a row since Sept. 2018, together with stoppages over Marcin Prachnio and Dalcha Lungiambula. The one loss in his MMA profession was a last-second submission to Paul Craig in his octagon debut in March 2018.
UFC 252 will probably be headlined by a trilogy bout between heavyweight king Stipe Miocic and former two-division champion Daniel Cormier. The cardboard at present contains Livinha Souza vs. Ashley Yoder and Felice Herrig vs. Virna Jandiroba.