SEAG sambo champ in UFC stint

A STINT in the UFC awaits 30th Southeast Asian Games sambo gold medalist Mark Striegl.

In a report by Aaron Bronsteter of Canada's sports website TSN, Striegl will make his UFC Fight Night debut against fellow newcomer Timur Valiev of Russia in the bantamweight division on August 22 in Las Vegas, Nevada that will serve as one of the appetizers in main card between bantamweight contenders Frankie Edgar and Pedro Munhoz.

Damon Martin of also reported the upcoming matchup that will be aired on US cable channel ESPN and in the ESPN+ livestreaming service.

The Baguio-born Striegl, who is married to former Ateneo women's volleyball player Starr Cabuco, began making a name for himself in smaller octagon circuits, competing for the URCC and PXC before making a jump to ONE Championship.