The UFC has announced a flyweight matchup which is sure to excite fight fans all over the world, as Ireland’s Neil Seery prepares to face Ian McCall at UFC Fight Night 99.
UFC Fight Night 99 will be held on November 19, 2016, at The SSE Arena in Belfast, Northern Ireland
Following a series of injuries, McCall (13-5-1, fighting out of Irvine, California) was forced to sit out on the sidelines and await his return to action. A string of bad luck then saw two back to back bouts cancelled for the California-born fighter, as scheduled fights with Justin Scoggins and Ray Borg at UFC 201 and UFC 203respectively were cancelled.
Now, “Uncle Creepy” will step inside the Octagon and face veteran Seery, who McCall acknowledges as a challenger who always comes to fight.
Seery (16-12-0, fighting out of Dublin, Ireland), meanwhile, will be looking to rally the support of Irish fans inside The SSE Arena on the night, as he prepares to face yet another top five contender in the UFC’s 125lbs division.
The event will be headlined by a five round welterweight bout between Dong Hyun Kim, (21-3-1; fighting out of Busan, South Korea) one of South Korea’s most decorated athletes, and adopted Irishman, Gunnar Nelson (15-2-1; fighting out of Reykjavik, Iceland) who trains out of Dublin’s Straight Blast Gym.
Also set to feature on this exciting fight card is a women’s strawweight bout between Denmark’s Anna Elmose, who moves up to 115lbs, and finalist of The Ultimate Fighter, Amanda Cooper.Check out our latest podcast episode featuring Jimi Manuwa, Andreas Georgiou & Nate Zielinski.