Dalcha Lungiambula was in need of a new opponent for UFC Fight Night Minneapolis after the withdrawal of Justin Ledet and now he has one because a report from Julian Kiewietz is stating that Dequan Townsend has accepted the short notice opportunity.
Townsend (18-7-0) is going to be making his UFC debut in this bout and is also moving up two weight classes to compete at light heavyweight, as the fighter previously competed at welterweight. Townsend enters the contest on the strength of a four fight winning streak and he hasn’t suffered a defeat in over two years. Townsend has suffered seven losses as a professional MMA fighter and six of them have come by way of decision.
Lungiambula (9-1-0) is set to making his UFC debut this weekend and does so on the strength of a five fight winning streak. Lungiambula is a former Extreme Fighting Championship Heavyweight Champion, defending the gold four times before signing with the UFC. Lungiambula has competed a total of ten times as a professional MMA fighter and just four of those encounters went the distance. Lungiambula would also be competing for the first time in a year, as his last professional MMA bout took place in June of last year.
UFC Fight Night Minneapolis takes place on Saturday, June 29 from the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota with Francis Ngannou and Junior Dos Santos headlining. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, which airs live on ESPN.