Brett Okamoto of ESPN first reported the news.
Buckley (11-3-0) has won just one of two under the UFC banner with that lone win coming over Impa Kasanganay at UFC Fight Island 5. Buckley also won three of five when competing in Bellator, with those wins coming over Chris Heatherly, Justin Patterson and Vinicius De Jesus. Buckley has picked up eight of 11 wins by way of KO/TKO, with the rest coming by decision.
Wright (11-0-0-1NC) is undefeated thus far under the UFC banner, having defeated Isaac Villanueva by first-round TKO at UFC Fight Night: Munhoz vs. Edgar. Wright also competed on Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series Episode 10, fighting Anthony Hernandez to a no contest. Wright has competed 12 times as a professional MMA fighter and none of those bouts have gone the distance.
UFC 255 takes place on Saturday, November 21 from the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada with Deiveson Figueiredo and Alex Perez headlining. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, which streams live on ESPN+ pay-per-view.
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