A lightweight fight between Irishman Joseph Duffy and James Vick is in the works for a future UFC event.
The initial report came from The MMA Kings on Twitter.
— The MMA Kings (@mma_kings) August 30, 2017
According to their sources, their is no set event for this fight as of yet, but UFC Fight Night 120, which takes place in Norfolk, Virgina, and is headlined by a lightweight bout between Anthony Pettis and Dustin Poirier is the front runner.
Duffy (17-2 MMA, 4-1 UFC) entered the UFC as the man best known for beating Conor McGregor, but has made a name for himself based on performances in his first five fights under the promotion. “Irish Joe” entered the UFC with two straight wins, picking up one TKO and one Submission before losing a decision to Dustin Poirier in a back and forth fight at UFC 195. Since then, the 29-year-old has submitted Mitch Clarke, and took a decision win over Reza Madadi.
Vick (11-1 MMA, 7-1 UFC) won his first five Ultimate Fighting Championship bouts, finishing two. The names he faced are: Ramsey Nijem, Valmir Lazaro, Nick Hein, Jake Matthews, and Glaico Franca. At UFC 199, he suffered his first professional defeat at the hands of Beneil Dariush. Vick was stopped in the first round of that bout. Since the loss, he has continued to improve massively, and has Abel Trujillo, and Marco Polo Reyes, scoring two finishes.
UFC Fight Night 120 takes place live from the Ted Constant Convocation Centre in Norfolk, Virginia, on November 11, 2017. The card is set to be headlined by a lightweight contest between Anthony Pettis and Dustin Poirier.