A pair of middleweight fights have been added to the UFC Fight Night 83 event in London, with the UFC announcing this week that Brad Scott will take on Krzysztof Jotko, while Scott Askham takes on Chris Dempsey.
England’s Scott was a finalist on The Ultimate Fighter: The Smashes season, losing to Robert Whittaker on the finale card. He’s won two of three since then, submitting Michael Kuiper and Dylan Andrews while dropping a decision to Claudio Silva. Jotko is 3-1 in the UFC thus far, suffering his sole career defeat in that time in a submission loss to Magnus Cedenblad.
One of those victories came over Askham in October, a split decision in Jotko’s favor that moves Askham to 1-2 in the organization. He’s sandwiched two decision losses around a KO win over Antonio dos Santos, Jr., thus far in his run. He now meets Dempsey, who holds an identical UFC record, though he’s sandwiched KO losses over a split decision win. He was most recently stopped by Jonathan Wilson in August.
UFC Fight Night 83 does not yet have an announced headliner, though the scheduled Michael Bisping vs. Gegard Mousasi bout could take that spot if nothing bigger is found. The Feb. 27 card is expected to air live on UFC Fight Pass; below is the card as it stands today:
- Michael Bisping vs. Gegard Mousasi
- Makwan Amirkhani vs. Mike Wilkinson
- Rustam Khabilov vs. Norman Parke
- Tom Breese vs. Keita Nakamura
- Henry Briones vs. Brad Pickett
- Davey Grant vs. Marlon Vera
- Arnold Allen vs. Yaotzin Meza
- Martin Svensson vs. David Teymur
- Brad Scott vs. Krzysztof Jotko
- Scott Askham vs. Chris Dempsey
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