Connor Matthews to Make UFC Debut in Atlantic City

January 30, 2024

Athlete Studio

UFC fighter Connor Matthews is all set for his inaugural UFC assignment against a member of the renowned Longo and Weidman MMA. The much-anticipated featherweight bout is slated to take place at the upcoming UFC event in Atlantic City, N.J., on March 30.

Inside the Octagon: Matthews vs Dennis Buzukja

Matthews, with an impressive 7-1 MMA record and yet to make his UFC debut, is ready to take on Dennis Buzukja who has an 11-4 MMA record but carries a 0-2 UFC streak. This thrilling matchup was recently confirmed by two sources close to the situation. However, they have chosen to remain anonymous as the UFC has not yet made an official announcement of this booking.

Matthews' Journey to UFC

Matthews, 31, has had a commendable journey so far, joining the UFC after consecutive wins on the high-profile "Dana White: Lookin' for a Fight" and Dana White's Contender Series. A proud member of the New England Cartel, Matthews boasts an impressive record of five submission victories in his seven wins.

Buzukja's Quest for His First Promotional Victory

On the other side of the octagon, Buzukja, 26, is keen to secure his first promotional victory since signing with the UFC. After a unanimous decision loss in his debut against Sean Woodson, and a quick defeat by Jamall Emmers in November, Buzukja is eager to prove his mettle. With a record of four TKOs in 11 professional wins, he is a formidable opponent for Matthews.

As the countdown to the UFC event begins, all eyes are on Matthews and his first UFC assignment. It's a high-stake match that promises to be an action-packed showdown. Stay tuned for more updates on this thrilling featherweight bout.

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