Nate Landwehr vs. Dan Ige featherweight clash targeted for UFC 289
One of those proverbial bouts with “Fight of the Night written all over it” appears to be headed to UFC 289.
A featherweight fight between Nate Landwehr (17-4 MMA, 4-2 UFC) and Dan Ige (16-6 MMA, 8-5 UFC) is being targeted for UFC 289 this summer. People with knowledge of the booking confirmed the planned matchup to MMA Junkie on Thursday following an initial report from MMA Fighting.
UFC 289 is set for June 10. Although a location and venue has not yet been announced, the card is rumored to be headed to Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The main card will air on pay-per-view following prelims expected for ESPN and ESPN+.
Landwehr is just five days removed from a Performance of the Night submission of Austin Lingo at UFC on ESPN 43. It was his third straight win and third straight post-fight bonus award after a decision over David Onama in August 2022 and a submission of Ludovit Klein in October 2021.
Ige bounced back from a three-fight skid of decision losses with a bonus-winning knockout of Damon Jackson in January. Before that, he was on the wrong side of the scorecards against Chan Sung Jung, Josh Emmett and Movsar Evloev to halt the momentum of a run that saw him win seven of eight fights.
With the addition, UFC 289 now includes:
David Dvorak vs. Matt Schnell
Jasmine Jasudavicius vs. Miranda Maverick
Eryk Anders vs. Marc-Andre Barriault
Diana Belbita vs. Maria Oliveira
Blake Bilder vs. Kyle Nelson
Dan Ige vs. Nate Landwehr