Marc Diakiese gets quick UFC turnaround, faces Frankie Perez in Albany, NY

It didn’t take long for the UFC to capitalise on the impressive debut of Englishman Marc Diakiese who gets a quick turnaround to face Frankie Perez at UFC Fight Night 102.

UFC Fight Night 102 will be held event held on December 9, 2016, at Times Union Center in Albany, New York.

This event will be the first that the organization hosted in Albany following UFC 205 which is set to take place at Madison Square Garden on November 12th.

Diakiese, the former BAMMA Lonsdale lightweight champion made an impression in his UFC debut at UFC 204 in Manchester. ‘Bonecrusher’ earned a second round TKO win in his debut over Lukasz Sajewski on the Fox Sports 1 preliminary card. This is Diakiese’s third highlight reel KO in succession.

Following his impressive victory over Sam Stout at UFC Fight Night 74, Frankie Perez immediately after the fight. However following over a year out, Perez announced he is officially set to begin fighting again and will face a tough test in his return against the streaking Marc Diakiese.

With this news, UFC Fight Night 102 now looks like this:

Derrick Lewis vs. Shamil Abdurakhimov
Francis Ngannou vs. Anthony Hamilton
Raphael Assunção vs. Aljamain Sterling
Patrick Cummins vs. Gian Villante
Oluwale Bamgbose vs. Joe Gigliotti
Juliana Lima vs. Tatiana Suarez
Tiago Trator vs. Zubaira Tukhugov
Keith Berish vs. Ryan Janes
Charlie Ward vs. Randy Brown
Corey Anderson vs. Sean O’Connell
Andrew Sanchez vs. Trevor Smith
Marc Diakiese vs. Frankie Perez

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