By: Chris Taylor (Kalapaki Joe’s Staff Writer)
April’s UFC Nashville Fight Card is set!
The octagon will return to Nashville on April 22 for UFC Fight Night 108, a thirteen-bout fight card headlined by a featherweight tilt between Artem Lobov and Cub Swanson.
Cub Swanson is coming off a “fight of the year performance” at UFC 206, which saw him earn a decision victory over the “Korean Superboy” Doo Ho Choi. The win marked Swanson’s third-straight, as he had previously defeated Hacran Dias and Tatsuya Kawajiri.
Meanwhile, Artem Lobov is currently riding a two-fight win streak scoring decision victories over Chris Avila at UFC 202 and most recently Teruto Ishihara this past November.
The co-main event will feature the return of Al Iaquinta who will meet veteran brawler Diego Sanchez in a lightweight showdown.
Sanchez was last seen in action this past November where he earned a decision victory over Marcin Held. The former lightweight title challenger has alternated between wins and losses over his past five fights going 3-2.
Meanwhile, Al Iaquinta will return to the octagon for the first time since April of 2015, where he earned a split-decision victory over Jorge Masvidal. “Raging” is currently riding a four-fight win streak which includes wins over Joe Lauzon and Ross Pearson.
Also on the card is Knoxville product Ovince Saint Preux who will square off with Marcos Rogerio de Lima. “OSP” finds himself in desperate need of a win after dropping his past three fights in a row.
Check out the full UFC Nashville card below:
MAIN CARD (FS1, 10 p.m. ET)
Artem Lobov vs. Cub Swanson
Al Iaquinta vs. Diego Sanchez
Marcos Rogerio de Lima vs. Ovince Saint Preux
John Dodson vs. Eddie Wineland
Joe Lauzon vs. Stevie Ray
Jake Ellenberger vs. Mike Perry
PRELIMINARY CARD (FS2, 8 p.m. ET)
Sam Alvey vs. Thales Leites
Brandon Moreno vs. Dustin Ortiz
Scott Holtzman vs. Michael McBride
Jessica Penne vs. Danielle Taylor
PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass, 6:30 p.m. ET)
Bryan Barberena vs. Joe Proctor
Cindy Dandois vs. Alexis Davis
Hector Sandoval vs. Matt Schnell