MMA Fighting first reported the bout, as the rematch was originally set for the UFC 249 card.
Cutelaba (15-5-0-1NC) lost the first encounter against Ankalaev in controversial fashion at UFC Fight Night Norfolk, it was his second loss in 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 252 takes place on Saturday, August 15 from a location to be announced with Stipe Miocic and Daniel Cormier headlining. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, with a post-show podcast to follow.