Marc Diakiese will return to the Octagon against Frankie Perez. The bout has been officially added to UFC Fight Night 102, which takes place Dec. 9 at the Times Union Center in Albany, New York.
After an undefeated 9-0 run on the European circuit, Diakiese signed with the UFC this year. In his promotional debut, he scored a second-round knockout over Lukasz Sajewski. Prior to signing with the UFC, Diakiese spent the majority of his career in BAMMA where he held the lightweight title.
Perez retired from MMA following his victory over Sam Stout last year. The win improved his professional record to 10-2. In his only other UFC fight, he fell via third-round technical knockout against Johnny Case at UFC Fight Night 59.
In the main event of UFC Fight Night 102, heavyweights Derrick Lewis and Shamil Abdurakhimov will face off. In the co-main event, another set of heavyweights, Francis Ngannou and Anthony Hamilton have been matched.