Crute returns on February 10th inside the Rod Laver Arena against Ryan “Superman” Spann.
“The Brute” makes a quick turnaround after a successful debut against Paul Craig at UFC Fight Night 142. Spann is coming off a win, beating Luis Henrique back in September.
The light heavyweight matchup will open the main card, joining Israel Adesanya vs Anderson Silva and the middleweight title match between Robert Whittaker and Kelvin Gastelum. Both Crute and Spann are contract winners from Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series and future prospects in the light heavyweight division.
Rani Yahya vs Ricky Simon and a lightweight bout between Alex Gorgees and Jalin Turner were also recently announced for the card.