Joaquin Buckley vs. Chris Curtis booked for UFC 282

Joaquin Buckley has his fourth fight of 2022 booked.

The UFC middleweight returns against Chris Curtis in the final UFC pay-per-view of the year – UFC 282. The card is set to go down on Dec. 10 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

Curtis’ management announced the news on Saturday, and MMA Junkie independently confirmed the matchup with various sources.

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Buckley (15-5 MMA, 5-3 UFC) is coming off a unanimous decision loss to Nassourdine Imavov earlier this month in the UFC’s first event ever in France. Prior to the defeat, Buckley was on a three-fight winning streak that included two stoppage victories that earned him Performance of the Night bonuses. Buckley is having a busy year having fought in February, June, September, and now booked to return in December.

Curtis (29-9 MMA, 3-1 UFC) is also coming off a defeat. He was last seen in action back in July when he lost in a unanimous decision to Jack Hermansson FC Fight Night 208 in London. It was a bout that he took on short notice, replacing an injured Darren Till. The defeat snapped an eight-fight winning streak for the 35-year-old.

With the addition, the UFC 282 lineup includes:

  • Robbie Lawler vs. Santiago Ponzinibbio

  • Dricus Du Plessis vs. Darren Till

  • Chris Daukaus vs. Jairzinho Rozenstruik

  • Joaquin Buckley vs. Chris Curtis

  • Dalcha Lungiambula vs. Edmen Shahbazyan

  • Alexander Hernandez vs. Billy Quarantillo

  • TJ Brown vs. Erik Silva

Story originally appeared on MMA Junkie