The Daily Express first reported the bout, but its placement on the card isn’t known at this time.
Diakiese (14-3-0) enters the contest while in the midst of a two fight winning streak, defeating the duo of Lando Vannata and Joe Duffy. Diakiese hasn’t suffered a defeat in over a year, with that last loss coming to Nasrat Haqparast at UFC Fight Night Hamburg. Diakiese has picked up fourteen wins as a professional MMA fighter and half of them came by way of submission.
Ray (23-9-0) has won two of his last five under the UFC banner, with those wins coming over the duo of Jessin Ayari and Michael Johnson. Ray has been with the UFC for nearly five years now and all of those bouts came on “Fight Night” cards. Ray has competed thirty two times as professional MMA fighter and thirteen of those bouts went the distance.
UFC Fight Night London takes place on Saturday, March 21 from the 02 Arena in London, England with Tyron Woodley and Leon Edwards headlining. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, which streams live on ESPN+.