Two-division World Series Of Fighting champion David Branch has a date and opponent for his highly anticipated return to the UFC, MMAFighting.com reports.
After re-signing on February 15, David Branch will reportedly face No.11 middleweight contender Krzysztof Jotko at UFC 211 on May 13 in Dallas, Texas.
Branch fought in the UFC early in his career but exited the promotion in 2011 after a record of (2-2).
Jotko boasts an impressive record of (19-1) and has currently amassed a win streak of five. As for the New Yorker, an impressive record also shows with 20 wins and just three losses to his name.
Since his loss to Anthony Johnson in May 2012, Branch has gone unbeaten, winning all ten of his fights since facing “Rumble.” With the depth in the middleweight division, many are interested to see how the American fairs and should he beat Jotko, he will likely be amongst the top ten contenders.
As for the Pole, a win over the Brooklyn native would not only see his stock rise after such an anticipated fight, but would also see him break into the top ten of the division. With a resurgence in European mixed martial arts, Jotko could join a number of Europeans who are dominating the sport.
UFC 211 Updated Card
UFC Heavyweight title: Stipe Miocic (c) vs. Junior Dos Santos
UFC Women’s Strawweight title: Joanna Jedrzejczyk (c) vs. Jessica Andrade
Welterweight: Demian Maia vs. Jorge Masvidal
Featherweight: Enrique Barzola vs. Gabriel Benitez
Flyweight: Henry Cejudo vs. Sergio Pettis