Reyes, 34, will have the home field advantage. The exciting TUFLA 2 alum needs a win badly as he has three losses in his past four bouts, all by TKO. His last fight was a loss to Drew Dober at UFC on ESPN+ 9 in June. He is dropping down to featherweight to meet Nelson.
Nelson, 28, is in the same position as Nelson, but trying to snap a two fight octagon skid. The Huntsville, Ontario native tapped to Matt Sayles at UFC on ESPN 3 in May.
— Kyle The Monster Nelson (@THE__MONSTER) July 30, 2019
UFC on ESPN+ 17 is scheduled for Sept. 21 at the Arena Ciudad de Mexico Arena in Mexico City, Mexico. Announced bouts include:
Carla Esparza (14-6-0) vs. Alexa Grasso (11-2-0)
Yair Rodriguez (11-2-0) vs. Jeremy Stephens (28-16-0)
Marco Polo Reyes (8-6-0) vs. Kyle Nelson (12-3-0)
Sergio Pettis (17-5-0) vs. Alex Perez (22-5-0)
Sijara Eubanks (4-3-0) vs. Bethe Correia (10-4-1)
Brandon Moreno (15-5-0) vs. Askar Askarov (10-0-0)
Angela Hill (9-7-0) vs. Istela Nunes (6-1-0)
Jose Quinonez (7-3-0) vs. Carlos Huachin (10-4-0)
Marion Reneau (9-5-0) vs. Irene Aldana (10-5-0)
Paul Craig (11-4-0) vs. Vinicius Moreira (9-3-0)
Martin Bravo (11-2-0) vs. Steven Peterson (17-9-0)
More bouts are expected to be announced.
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