26-Year-Old UFC Featherweight 15-4-0
April 19, 2018 Austin Arnett News
RotoWire Fantasy Analysis
Arnett (undisclosed) will take on Hakeem Dawodu in a featherweight matchup at a UFC on FOX event in July, MMAFighting.com reports.
Arnett's first UFC exposure came last August, when he lost a unanimous decision to Brandon Davis on a fight that was part of Dana White's Tuesday Night Contender series. He was given an opportunity under the UFC lights despite that setback, but was dismantled by Cory Sandhagen, losing the significant striking battle 32 to 80. He now gets an opponent in Dawodu that also lost his UFC debut, so each fighter will be in desperate need of a good performance to secure their spots on the UFC roster moving forward.
Austin Arnett: Past News Updates ( ▲ View most recent update )
Fantasy AnalysisArnett is dealing with nasal trauma that occurred during his defeat at the hands of Sandhagen in his UFC debut this past weekend. Moving forward, he will require clearance before returning to the Octagon for his next outing.
Fantasy AnalysisForced to fill out the roster because of the number of events that they hold, the end result is fighters like Arnett getting a shot with the UFC even if they don't truly deserve one. Outside of a takedown that he landed in Round 2, Arnett did nothing of note throughout the course of the fight. The UFC usually gives a debuting fighter a second opportunity if they come up short the first time around, but Arnett may find himself an exception.