Brett Okamoto of ESPN first reported the bout, who’s spot on the card isn’t known at this time.
Cutelaba (15-5-0-1NC) lost the first encounter against Ankalaev in controversial fashion at UFC Fight Night Norfolk, it was his second loss on three fights. Cutelaba is going to be competing on a pay-per-view card for the first time in his UFC tenure, which has lasted almost four years. Cutelaba has picked up fifteen wins as a professional MMA fighter and twelve of them came by way of KO/TKO.
Ankalaev (13-1-0) has won four of five under the UFC banner, with those wins coming over Marcin Prachnio, Klidson Abreu, Dalcha Lungiambula and the aforementioned Cutelaba. Ankalaev has suffered a single defeat as a professional MMA fighter and that came to Paul Craig at UFC Fight Night London. Ankalaev has picked up thirteen wins as a professional MMA fighter and eight of them came by way of KO/TKO.
UFC 249 takes place on Saturday, April 18 from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York with Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson headlining. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, with a post-show podcast to follow.