Tanner Boser returns to light heavyweight, meets Ion Cutelaba at UFC Fight Night on April 15
Tanner Boser will move back down to light heavyweight for the first time since 2014.
Boser (20-9-1 MMA, 4-4 UFC) meets Ion Cutelaba (16-9-1 MMA, 5-8-1 UFC) at a UFC Fight Night card on April 15 in Kansas City, Mo. Both fighters confirmed the matchup on social media after an initial report by MMA Fighting.
After dropping three of his past four, Boser will seek new life when he returns to 205 pounds. The Canadian fighter was victorious in his lone bout at light heavyweight – a second-round submission at Unified MMA 18 in 2014. Boser’s most recent octagon win came in a knockout of Ovince Saint Preux in June 2021.
Cutelaba also will look to rebound. After defeating Devin Clark in September 2021, the 29-year-old was stopped in his past three fights, most recently a TKO loss to Kennedy Nzechukwu in the UFC Fight Night 215 headliner this past November.
With the addition, the UFC Fight Night lineup for April 15 includes:
Max Holloway vs. Arnold Allen
Edson Barboza vs. Billy Quarantillo
Chris Gutierrez vs. Pedro Munhoz
Matheus Nicolau vs. Brandon Royval
Dustin Jacoby vs. Azamat Murzakanov
Bill Algeo vs. TJ Brown
Bruna Brasil vs. Denise Gomes
Gillian Robertson vs. Piera Rodriguez
Lando Vannata vs. Daniel Zellhuber
Danaa Batgerel vs. Brady Hiestand
Joselyne Edwards vs. Lucie Pudilova
Gaston Bolanos vs. Aaron Phillips
Zak Cummings vs. Ed Herman
Tanner Boser vs. Ion Cutelaba
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