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UFC: KJ Noons to Throw Down With Daron Cruickshank Next

Kelsey Mowatt

TUF 20 Finale

If you like watching scraps featuring two talented strikers–and who doesn’t–then you’ll be happy to hear that KJ Noons has been tapped to fight Daron Cruickshank next.

The UFC has announced that the lightweights have agreed to throw hands at the TUF 20 Finale on December 12th. That event, which will also feature a fight to determine the women’s strawweight champ, will be hosted by the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.

Cruickshank (16-5) was in action at UFC Fight Night 54 this past weekend, and scored a unanimous decision win over Anthony Njokuani. The highlight reel striker was coming off a decision loss to Jorge Masvidal heading into the bout. Cruickshank is 3-2 in his last 5 fights.

Noons (13-7) will be fighting for the first time since he knocked out Sam Stout in the opening round at a UFC Fight Night card in April. The feared slugger worked his way to a UD win over George Sotiropoulos before that. Noons has gone 2-3 in his last 5 scraps.

The TUF 20 Finale will also see Jeremy Stephens battle featherweight Charles Oliveira and is expected to air on FOX Sports 1.

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