Light Heavyweights Corey Anderson And Patrick Cummins Set To Fight At UFC 217 In NYC
The UFC is making a return to New York City with UFC 217 on November 4, 2017 and a fight between light heavyweights Corey Anderson (9-3) and Patrick Cummins (10-4) is set to take place in the fighting mecca, Madison Square Garden. This imminent clash between 205 pound fringe contenders was first reported on Twitter by Farrah Hannoun.
— Farah Hannoun (@Farah_Hannoun) August 13, 2017
Former The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 19 winner, #8 ranked UFC light heavyweight Corey “Overtime” Anderson, will look to rebound from a tough knockout loss to Jimi Manuwa at UFC Fight Night: Manuwa vs Anderson on March 18 of this year. With losses in 2 of his last 3 fights, Anderson will need to put on an impressive show in order to stay relevant in the 205 pound division.
On the other side of the Octagon, #12 light heavyweight Patrick Cummins is coming off of 2 impressive wins, both in this calendar year. Durkin” is coming off of a back-and-forth war with Gian Villante that he won by split decision victory. Cummins has looked impressive as of late and will look to keep the momentum going with a win over Anderson.
Anderson and Cummins is the fifth fight announced for what will be a stacked New York City card. At the top of the show, middleweight champion Michael Bisping will take on former champion Georges Saint-Pierre for the 185 pound strap. Another championship will be on the line when Cody Garbrandt defends his bantamweight title against nemesis T.J. Dillashaw. And on the undercard, top grade Brazilian middleweight prospect Paulo Borrachinha will take on former 170 pound champ Johny Hendricks, while Gadzhimurad Antigulov will fight Ion Cutelaba in a matchup of 205 pound prospects. UFC 217 is shaping up to be one of the best cards of 2017, stay tuned to MMA-Today.com for more fight announcements and breaking news regarding this stacked card.