A day after announcing that he had signed with the UFC, former Bellator MMA title contender Marcin Held knows who he’ll face in his promotional debut. Veteran Diego Sanchez will welcome the 24-year-old Polish lightweight to the UFC on Nov. 5 in Mexico City. UFC officials announced the match-up on Wednesday.
Held (22-4) last fought on May 20, defeating Dave Jansen in a rematch at Bellator 155. The Bellator Season 10 Lightweight Tournament winner looks to start his UFC career off with a win.
Sanchez (26-9) is coming off a loss to Joe Lauzon at UFC 200 on July 9. He’s 1-1 since returning to the lightweight division early this year and plans to get back in the win column when he faces the UFC newcomer in Mexico City.
UFC Fight Night: dos Anjos vs. Ferguson takes place at the Arena Ciudad de México and his headlined by a lightweight bout between former champion Rafael dos Anjos and Tony Ferguson. The fight card will also crown the winner of The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America 3.