Damir Hadzovic (10-3) will get his second fight in the Octagon, when the UFC makes its return in Globen on May 28th. The Bosnian Bomber confirmed earlier rumors that he would be be facing Marcin Held (22-6) in Stockholm.
The 30 year old came into the UFC with a 6 fight winning streak. Hadzovic lost his debut back in April of 2016 to Mairbek Taisumov, and hasn’t been in action since. “I’ve had some bad luck and injuries” says the Rumble Sports fighter to MMAViking.com that will be looking at over a year away from the cage when he steps back into fight.
The lightweight was scheduled to face Yusuke Kasuya last September, but Visa issues kept him off of the US card. The bout was moved to October 15th in the Philippines, but with BJ Penn’s withdrawal, the whole card was cancelled.
Held is out of Poland and is a 25 year old grappler. After a successful run in Bellator with 6 straight wins, he has lost two UFC bouts to top competition in Diego Sanchez and Joe Lauzon. The last outing against Lauzon was a split decision in January at UFC FN 103.
Hadzovic joins Dane Christian Colombo (8-2-1) will battle Polish fighter Damian Grabowski (20-4) on the same card.