Burtonport MAA fighter Joseph Duffy will make his UFC debut against the veteran Vagner Rocha in Dallas on March 14th.
Duffy is the last man to inflict defeat on current UFC sensation Conor McGregor who has the states and the industry by storm.
Duffy was signed up by UFC just six months after making a return to MMA after quitting the sport in 2011.
Two sensational KO victories in Cage Warriors seen the UFC swoop to land Duffy who has been tipped to replicate the success of McGregor.
Duffy fights in the lightweight category in the UFC, while McGregor competes in the featherweight division so the chances of a rematch are unlikely.
Duffy always commands a huge following wherever he fights so the Irish invasion on the UFC will continue in March.
Hundreds of fight fans from Donegal are expected to head stateside to see Duffy make his UFC bow.