Yuta “Ulka” Sasaki will face his third opponent in the Octagon as he takes on Taylor Lapilus at UFC Fight Night 69 on July 11, 2015.
Ulka will be gunning to regain his hot prospect status after his first loss in four years which came from grappling ace Leandro Issa. Prior to that, Ulka made his debut at UFC with a KO, which made heads nod in approval of the signing.
Lapilus is a highly regarded prospect himself. The French fighter stands at 9-1 and made his debut with the UFC a fourth straight win in a row with a Unanimous decision over Taiwanese TUF China veteran Rocky Lee.
The bout will definitely be a battle of the speedy grapplers – one can hope.
UFC Fight Night 69 takes place in Berlin, Germany. The main event was to be Women’s Strawweight Champ Joanna
Jedrzejczyk defending the belt against Jessica Penne, but with Penne out, the bout has been moved and the opponent changed. A replacement main event has not been announced. The co-main event on the card is Tatsuya Kawajiri versus Dennis Siver.