A matchup between flyweight grapplers Tim Elliott and Tagir Ulanbekov is headed to UFC 272.
Elliott (17-12-1 MMA, 6-10 UFC) is expected to face Ulanbekov (13-1 MMA, 2-0 UFC) March 5 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The main card streams on ESPN+ pay-per-view after prelims on ESPN/ESPN+.
Two people with knowledge of the matchup confirmed the booking with MMA Junkie following a social media announcement by Iridium Sports Agency. The booking has yet to be officially announced by the promotion.
With the addition, the UFC 272 lineup includes:
Edson Barboza vs. Bryce Mitchell Jessica Eye vs. Manon Fiorot Mariya Agapova vs. Maryna Moroz Tim Elliott and Tagir Ulanbekov