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Carlos Ulberg's Bold Challenge Accepted: Clash with Dominick Reyes Set for UFC 297

In a collision of contrasting trajectories, rising light heavyweight contender Carlos Ulberg is set to face the formidable Dominick Reyes at UFC 297 on January 20 at the Scotiabank Arena in Toronto. The announcement, made during the UFC 295 broadcast this past Saturday, fulfills Ulberg's wish as he gets the chance to square off against the skidding Reyes.

Reyes, with a record of 12-4, aims to break free from a challenging losing streak that began after his intense title bout against Jon Jones in February 2020. Despite pushing Jones to the brink, Reyes has faced setbacks with four consecutive losses, including tough encounters with Jan Blachowicz, Jiri Prochazka, and Ryan Spann in November 2022.

On the flip side, Ulberg (9-1) is riding a wave of success, rebounding impressively from his UFC debut loss to Kennedy Nzechukwu. The City Kickboxing standout secured five straight victories, culminating in a third-round submission of Da-Un Jung at UFC 293. Notably, Ulberg wasted no time in calling out Reyes after his latest triumph – a challenge that has now materialized into a highly anticipated showdown.

As the two fighters prepare to step into the octagon on January 20, UFC 297 promises to deliver a spectacle of contrasting fortunes, where Reyes seeks redemption, and Ulberg aims to continue his upward momentum. The Scotiabank Arena will undoubtedly witness fireworks as these light heavyweights collide in a battle that could significantly alter the course of their respective careers.


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