Damian Stasiak vs. Filip Pejic announced for UFC Fight Night 86

A bantamweight bout has been announced for April’s UFC Fight Night 86 card in Croatia as Damian Stasiak will meet UFC newcomer Filip Pejic in a bout likely to be part of the preliminary card.

The fight booking was made official by the UFC on Thursday morning.

UFC Fight Night 86 will come from the Zagreb Arena in Zagreb, Croatia on April 10 and the event will be headlined by a heavyweight bout as Ben Rothwell meets former UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos.

Stasiak (8-3) lost his UFC debut in April of last year against Yaotzin Meza by unanimous decision. Prior to signing with the UFC, he had won five in a row and four of those wins came by submission. Pejic (10-1-1) is unbeaten in his last nine fights and is coming off a 57 second knockout victory in October against Zoltan Turai. Nine of his ten wins have come by stoppage and six of those victories are by TKO/KO.

TheĀ current UFC Fight Night 86: Rothwell vs. Dos Santos fight card is below.

Ben Rothwell (36-9) vs. Junior dos Santos (17-4)
Gabriel Gonzaga (17-10) vs. Ruslan Magomedov (14-1)
Jan Blachowicz (18-5) vs. Igor Pokrajac (25-12, 1NC)
Bojan Mihajiovic (10-3) vs Francis Ngannou (6-1)
Bartosz Fabinski (13-2) vs. Nicolas Dalby (14-0-1)
Bojan Velickovic (13-3) vs. Alessio Di Chirico (9-0)
Mairbek Taisumov (24-5) vs. Damir Hadzovic (10-2)
Timothy Johnson (9-2) vs. Marcin Tybura (13-1)
Damian Stasiak (8-3) vs. Filip Pejic (10-1-1)