UCMMA officials recently confirmed the bout via official press release.
Here is what UCMMA promoter Dave O’Donnell had to say:
“I am really excited to see this fight, it’s going to be a proper train wreck, Radcliffe isn’t happy as when I interviewed Ali last time he called out Jason asking to fight him, any time in any place, this isn’t just a fight this has turned into a grudge match, let the war begin.”
UCMMA 34 will feature a headline bout between former UFC and Bellator fighter Neil “Goliath” Grove and rising British talent Chi Lewis Parry. The two men will engage in a battle for the UK1 heavyweight title.
Mohammed Ali is currently riding a two fight winning streak, most recently defeating Nathan Jones via second round submission at UCMMA 31 in December 2012. Prior to that he scored a first round submission victory over Scott Rogan at UWC 20 in September 2012. Ali hasn’t lost since his bout against Iain Martell at UCMMA 26 in February 2012, where he was submitted in the first round. Ali will no doubt look to extend his winning streak to three with a good performance against Radcliffe.
Meanwhile, Jason Radcliffe has won his last four fights in a row, most recently defeating James Stone via first round TKO at UCMMA 32 in February. Prior to that he scored back-to-back first round submission victories over Jimmy Millar and Miguel Bernard during 2012, and another first round submission win over Peter Craete at UCMMA 25 in December 2011. Radcliffe now has the chance to climb one step higher in the middleweight division with a big win over Ali.
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