James Vick vs Niko Price Targeted To Take Place In October
James Vick said he had plans to move up to welterweight following a recent skid. Now it appears that he has a date and opponent in mind for that debut.
James Vick is facing a losing streak at lightweight. He was brutally finished by Justin Gaethje in under a round. Following that, he dropped a decision to Paul Felder, and most recently lost to Dan Hooker. Vick has notoriously had a tough time making the 155lb weight limit, despite never missing weight. Subsequently, with a three fight skid, he announced his intent to move up to welterweight.
It appears that Vick has an opponent and date nearly figured out. According to a report from Mike Heck, it seems that the UFC is looking to book him in a fight against Niko Price. The proposed event would be the UFC on ESPN+ 19 card, which takes place on October 12th in Tampa, Florida.
If the bout becomes official, Vick will be taking on Price, who is in a bit of a tough spot as well. Having lost 2 of his last 5 bouts, Price is looking to bounce back in his home soil of Florida. Moreover, he lost his most recent fight, in a back and forth contest against Geoff Neal.
This bout between James Vick and Niko Price will be a good addition to a decently stacked card. The event is headlined by a Women’s Strawweight bout between Joanna Jedrzejczyk and Michelle Waterson, along with the highly anticipated Cub Swanson vs Kron Gracie match.