MMA: Fil-Am fighter Mark Striegl set to make UFC debut

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Aug 12 2020 04:52 PM | Updated as of Aug 13 2020 06:17 PM

MANILA (UPDATE) -- Filipino-American fighter Mark Striegl is reportedly set to fight in the UFC Octagon on August 22.

TSN's Aaron Bronsteter reported that the Southeast Asian Games gold medalist in Sambo will be taking on Timur Valiev of Russia in Las Vegas, Nevada.

On Wednesday, Striegl confirmed signing the fight contract.

 

The Striegl-Valiev bout will serve as one of the preliminaries in the card to be headlined by bantamweight contenders Frankie Edgar and Pedro Munhoz.

Striegl fought in the URCC and PXC before competing in ONE Championship. After going 2-1 in the Asian-based promotion, he returned to URCC and became the promotion's featherweight champion.

Striegl also represented the Philippines in the 2019 edition of the SEA Games winning the gold in Sambo.

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