MMA Fighting that the arrow between Modestas Bukauskas and Michal Oleksiejczuk is in action at the UFC event on March 27
“Baltic Gladiator” Modestas Bukauskas (11-3) will make his third trip to the UFC octagon on March 27, 2021. In doing so, Michal Oleksiejczuk of Poland will face a Lithuanian fighter.
Cageside Press confirmed a light heavyweight reservation by a source close to the situation on Monday, citing the condition of anonymity as the UFC has not yet officially declared the fight. MMA Fighting was the first to report the news.
Bukauskas will be looking to reclaim the defeat by Jimmy Crute in October 2020 on Fight Island. That left his UFC record 1-1, after Bukauskas defeated Andreas Michailidis earlier this year.
Prior to joining the UFC, Modestas Bukauskas had won and defended the Cage Warriors light heavyweight title.
Michal Oleksiejczuk (14-4, 1NC) is 2-2 with One No Contest his UFC career so far. However, the next time he gets into the cage, it will be the back of two battleships, with the loss of Ovince Saint Preux and Jimmy Crute as his final exit. Poland’s first UFC driver Khalil Rountree Jr., was converted to No Contest due to a certified drug test for clomiphene – the same anti-estrogen agent Brock Lesnar was tested for before the UFC 200, and one of the few obtained from drug tests conducted by Jon Jones.
After returning from a suspension that saw him miss the entire 2018 season, Oleksiejczuk won wins against Gian Villante and Gadzhimurad Antigulov before hitting his current skate.
The light heavyweight show is heading to the octagon in March.
Many people familiar with promotional tactics have confirmed to MMA Fighting that the arrow between Modestas Bukauskas and Michal Oleksiejczuk is in action at the UFC event on March 27. Currently, the venue is yet to be unveiled,
Bukauskas will be looking to get back on the line after losing his seven-fight line-up in his latest appearance by Jimmy Crute in October. The former Cage Warriors champion signed for the UFC in the first quarter of 2020 after successfully defending the title against Riccardo Nosiglia, finishing him in the first round at Cage Warriors 111 in November 2019. “Baltic Gladiator” followed that in the first-round TKO defeated Andreas Michailidis in October his debut at UFC on ESPN 13 this past July.
Oleksiejczuk will make his sixth octagon appearance and will look down on the snide himself. After a good start to his promotional race – including the end of Gian Villante and Gadzhimurad Antigulov – the 25-year-old has lost a series to Crute and Ovince Saint Preux