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Lausa set for UFC pay-per-view debut in New York

By: - Reporter / @BLozadaINQ
/ 07:55 PM February 17, 2017
Jenel Lausa. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.net

Jenel Lausa. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.net

Filipino mixed martial artist Jenel Lausa is set to fight his first match in a UFC pay-per-view, the fighting promotion announced Friday.

Lausa, who made his UFC debut in Fight Night 101 in Australia, will face newcomer Magomed “Gladiator” Bibulatov on UFC 210 in Buffalo, New York on April 8.

“The Demolition Man,” who owns a 7-2 MMA record, will look to tack his second straight UFC victory after he scored a unanimous decision over Zhukui Yao in his first Octagon match.

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Bibulatov has a perfect 13-0 slate and fights out of Grozny, Chechnya, Russia.

UFC 210 will only be the fifth time the promotion will hold an event in New York as the state only legalized MMA in April of 2016.

Conor McGregor and Eddie Alvarez headlined UFC 205, which was the first UFC card in New York.

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