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Joaquin Buckley (12-4 MMA, 2-2 UFC) fighting out of St. Louis, Missouri returns to the octagon on Sept. 18 when he takes on Antonio Arroyo (9-4 MMA, 0-2 UFC) fighting out of Soure, Para, Brazil in a middleweight bout.
No official venue is set but it’s dubbed as a UFC Fight Night and will air on ESPN+. Stay tuned to FightBook MMA as we will have all the full details leading up to this event.
Joaquin Buckley lost his last fight against Alessio Di Chirico via Head Kick in Round 1 at the 2:12 mark at UFC on ABC 1. Before that loss he won against Jordan Wright via Hooks at UFC 255: Figueiredo vs. Perez and won agisnt Impa Kasanganay by a memorable Jump Spinning Back Kick at UFC Fight Night: Moraes vs. Sandhagen.
Antonio Arroyo comes to this fight looking to pick up his first UFC win. He earned a contract on Dana White’s Contender Series back in 2019, since then, he lost his first two UFC bouts to Andre Muniz at UFC on ESPN+ 22: Blachowicz vs. Jacare and Deron Winn at UFC Fight Night: Thompson vs. Neal both fights by by unanimous decision.
September 18 fight card (so far):
Anthony Smith vs. Ryan Spann
Tafon Nchukwi vs. Mike Rodriguez
Devin Clark vs. Ion Cutelaba
Jim Miller vs. Nikolas Motta
Dakota Bush vs. Zhu Rong
Danaa Batgerel vs. Montel Jackson
Sarah Alpar vs. Erin Blanchfield
Carlston Harris vs. Impa Kasanganay
Pannie Kianzad vs. Raquel Pennington
Heili Alateng vs. Gustavo Lopez
Antonio Arroyo vs. Joaquin Buckley
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Roberto Villa is the CEO, Executive Writer, Senior Editor of FightBook MMA. Has a passion for Combat Sports and also a podcast host for Sitting Ringside. He’s also a former MMA fighter and Kickboxer.
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