Orion Cosce will get a big opportunity in his UFC debut.
Cosce (7-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) will face Nicolas Dalby (18-4-1 MMA, 2-3-1 UFC) at UFC 255 on Nov. 21, which is expected to take place at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas.
MMA Junkie confirmed the booking after Cosce leaked the news on social media.
Cosce earned a UFC contract on Dana White’s Contender Series 29 in August when he rallied to stop Matt Dixon in Round 3. The undefeated California native has finished all his professional bouts.
Dalby has gone 1-1 since rejoining the UFC roster, defeating Alex Oliveira by unanimous decision last September in his hometown of Copenhagen, then suffering a first-round submission loss to Jesse Ronson at UFC on ESPN 14.
With the addition, the UFC 255 lineup now includes:
- Champ Deiveson Figueiredo vs. Alex Perez – for flyweight title
- Champ Valentina Shevchenko vs. Jennifer Maia – for women’s flyweight title
- Brandon Moreno vs. Brandon Royval
- Ariane Lipski vs. Antonina Shevchenko
- Paul Craig vs. Mauricio Rua
- John Allan vs. Roman Dolidze
- Jared Gooden vs. Alan Jouban
- Robbie Lawler vs. Mike Perry
- Kyle Daukaus vs. Dustin Stoltzfus
- Orion Cosce vs. Nicolas Dalby