Connor Matthews to make UFC debut vs. Dennis Buzukja in Atlantic City

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January 6, 2024 3:05 pm ET

Connor Matthews has his first UFC assignment and it’s a member of Longo and Weidman MMA.

At the upcoming UFC event on March 30 in Atlantic City, N.J., Matthews (7-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) will take on Dennis Buzukja (11-4 MMA, 0-2 UFC) in a featherweight bout.

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

Matthews, 31, joined the UFC after consecutive wins on “Dana White: Lookin’ for a Fight” and Dana White’s Contender Series. Matthews is a member of the New England Cartel and has five submission victories in seven wins.

Buzukja, 26, seeks his first promotional victory since signing with the UFC. He lost his debut vs. Sean Woodson by unanimous decision, then returned in November and was quickly finished by Jamall Emmers. Buzukja has four TKOs in 11 pro wins.

With the addition, the UFC Atlantic City lineup includes:

Erin Blanchfield vs. Manon Fiorot
Loopy Godinez vs. Virna Jandiroba
Jacob Malkoun vs. Andre Petroski
Bruno Silva vs. Chris Weidman
Dennis Buzukja vs. Connor Matthews

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