Sources: Spann-Walker scheduled for UFC 253


Light heavyweight prospects Ryan Spann and Johnny Walker have agreed to meet in September, per multiple sources.

The UFC 253 pay-per-view event is slated for Sept. 19, at a location to be determined. Expectations are the event will either be held at the UFC’s Apex facility in Las Vegas or Yas Island, Abu Dhabi.

Spann (18-5) and Walker (17-5) are both 28 years old and potential future title contenders at 205 pounds.

Spann, who trains out of Fortis MMA in Dallas is 4-0 in the UFC. He’s recorded finishes over Antonio Rogerio Nogueira and Devin Clark and is coming off a split decision against Sam Alvey in his most recent fight in May.

Walker appeared to be on a fast track to a title shot after recording stoppages in his first three UFC appearances. He has since dropped back-to-back fights against Corey Anderson and Nikita Krylov but remains highly regarded in the division.

A middleweight title fight between Israel Adesanya and Paulo Costa is scheduled to headline UFC 253.

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