Austen Lane vs. Justin Tafa added to UFC Jacksonville card in June

Justin Tafa (left), Austen Lane (right) [Austen Lana image credits UFC instagram @UFC]
Justin Tafa (left), Austen Lane (right) [image credits UFC instagram @UFC]

Former American football athlete Austen Lane is set to fight Justin 'Bad Man' Tafa at UFC Jacksonville on June 24, 2023. Ilia Topuria is set to put his 13-fight undefeated streak on the line in the main event of the card against UFC veteran Josh Emmett.

In his last professional fight, heavyweight mixed martial artist Austen Lane(12-3) secured a TKO victory at 4:34 in round one over Richard Jacobi in Dana White's Contender Series on September 21, 2022. Lane is on a six-fight win streak that extends back to September 2020, and would love to add to it on home turf.

Meanwhile, Austen's opponent 29 year-old heavywight Justin Tafa won his last fight via round one TKO against Parker Porter at UFC 284: Makhachev vs. Volkanovski on February 11, 2023.

Justin Tafa will take on Austen Lane at #UFCJacksonville on June 24th. #UFCJacksonville #UFC #MMA

Ilia Topuria vs. Josh Emmett set to be the main event at UFC Jacksonville

The highly-anticipated fight between undefeated featherweight Ilia Topuria and UFC veteran Josh Emmett is set to be the main-event at UFC Jacksonville on June 24, 2023. Initially, the fight between the two renowned featherweight mixed-martial artists was set to headline the June 17 card, but since then it has been moved to the UFC Fight Night 227 event in Jacksonville.

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26-years-old rising talent Ilia Topuria is coming off a huge second-round submission win by Arm Triangle over Bryce Mitchell at UFC 282, extending his undefeated winning streak to 13-0.

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The No.7-ranked featherweight would love a win over No.5-ranked Josh Emmett at UFC Jacksonville to extend his winning streak to 14 and climb up the featherweight rankings.

UFC veteran Josh Emmett, who has a professional record of 18-3, is coming off a huge loss against current No.3-ranked featherweight Yair Rodriguez via second-round submission in their interim UFC featherweight title fight at UFC 284. He would be keen to get back in the winning column while showcasing his excellence.

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The fight at UFC Jacksonville is going to be huge for both fighters' title aspirations, which makes it even more attractive.

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Edited by Taimoor Malik
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