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Pinoy fighter Mark Striegl to make his UFC debut


Fil-American mixed martial artist Mark Striegl will be given an opportunity to shine in the biggest MMA promotion in the world.

The Baguio-based fighter confirmed on Thursday on his Instagram post that he has officially signed a deal with UFC.

“Today I signed with the UFC! A dream come true. I will be fighting on August 22nd in Las Vegas,” Striegl wrote.

Striegl will be facing a fellow newcomer from UFC named Timur Valiev from Russia.

Striegl has made his mark with Philippine-based MMA company URCC as a featherweight champion.