JENEL Lausa takes on unbeaten Magomed Bibulatov in UFC 210 at the Keybank Center on Saturday in New York (Sunday, Manila time).
Lausa, 7-2, has won five straight including his first appearance in a UFC event, against Zhikui Yao in UFC Fight Night 101 in Australia in November last year.
Now the 28-year-old slugger out of Iloilo puts the winning streak on the line as he takes on the Russian submission specialist who will be making his debut in the big stage with a 13-0 record.
Bibulatov on the other hand made a name for himself in Akhmat where he tore through competition to become the top flyweight out of Russia.
Their fight will be shown live on the UFC Facebook page at 6:15 a.m. Manila time.
UFC 210 is headlined by the light heavyweight title bout between Daniel Cormier and Anthony Johnson.
Other notable matches in the card is the middleweight bout between former champ Chris Weidman and Gegard Mousasi and the battle of the veterans between Thiago Alves and Patrick Cote.