A pair of European light heavyweights will square off when the UFC returns to London in March.
Cyrille Diabate (19-9-1 MMA, 4-3 UFC) will take on Ilir Latifi (7-3 MMA, 0-1 UFC) at the promotion’s first “European tour” stop of 2014. UFC officials announced the bout on Thursday.
The London tour stop takes place March 8 at O2 Arena in London and will be headlined by a light heavyweight bout between Latifi teammate Alexander Gustafsson and England’s Jimi Manuwa. A rematch between Ross Pearson and Melvin Guillard also is scheduled for the event. Broadcast plans for the card have not yet been announced, but are expected to be revealed in the coming days.