Charles Jourdain and Lando Vannata are primed for a featherweight striking duel.
MMA Fighting’s Damon Martin and Mike Heck confirmed with sources with knowledge of the matchup that Jourdain (12-4-1) and Vannata (12-5-2) will clash at UFC Vegas 52 on April 23. The bout was first reported by Cageside Press.
Both fighters want to continue their winning streaks with wins in recent bouts. Jourdain beat Andre Ewell unanimously in December. He was scheduled to take over for Ilia Topuria on very short notice, but Topuria’s weight reduction meant that the fight was cancelled. The Canadian fighter has yet to put together consecutive wins inside the octagon.
Vannata took the same fate, taking a split win over Mike Grundy. After competing as a lightweight in his first 10 UFC fights, Vannata made this Vannata featherweight debut. Vannata has been the recipient of four Fight of the Night awards.
UFC Vegas 52 will be headlined by a fight between strawweight contenders Amanda Lemos and Jessica Andrade.