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Nolan King

Andre Fili slides into UFC Fight Night 236 opening vs. Dan Ige

Veteran featherweights Andre Fili and Dan Ige are expected to square off Feb. 10 at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas.

Following the withdrawal of Lerone Murphy from UFC Fight Night 236 due to injury, Fili (23-10 MMA, 11-9 UFC) slides into the opening opposite Ige (17-7 MMA, 9-6 UFC).

Two people with knowledge of the matchup recently informed MMA Junkie of the change, but asked to remain anonymous since the promotion has yet to make an official announcement.

Fili, 33, has won two of his most recent three fights. In December, he notched his first finish since 2019 when he stopped Lucas Almeida with strikes in Round 1 at UFC 296.

Ige, 32, aims to bounce back from a September loss to Bryce Mitchell by unanimous decision. The defeat snapped a two-fight winning streak that included victories over Damon Jackson and Nate Landwehr.

With the addition, the UFC Fight Night 235 lineup includes:

  • Jack Hermansson vs. Joe Pyfer
  • Andre Fili vs. Dan Ige
  • Robert Bryczek vs. Albert Duraev
  • Gregory Rodrigues vs. Brad Tavares
  • Darrius Flowers vs. Michael Johnson
  • Armen Petrosyan vs. Rodolfo Vieira
  • Trevin Giles vs. Carlos Prates
  • Bruna Brasil vs. Loma Lookboonmee
  • Bogdan Guskov vs. Zac Pauga
  • Devin Clark vs. Marcin Prachnio
  • Max Griffin vs. Jeremiah Wells
  • Damir Hadzovic vs. Bolaji Oki
  • Aori Qileng vs. Daniel Marcos
  • Hyder Amil vs. Melsik Baghdasaryan

For more on the card, visit MMA Junkie’s event hub for UFC Fight Night 236.

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