Joseph Duffy faces James Vick at UFC 217 in New York

After inking a new UFC contract, Joseph Duffy returns against James Vick in November

After negotiating a new deal to remain in the UFC, Joseph Duffy has set his return to action as he will meet James Vick at UFC 217 in New York on Nov. 4.

UFC officials announced the new matchup on early Monday morning.

Duffy (17-2) tested the free agency waters following his last win over Reza Madadi before ultimately re-signing with the UFC on a new multi-fight deal.

The Irishman has gone 4-1 during his campaign with the UFC with his only loss coming in a grueling three round battle with top 10 ranked lightweight Dustin Poirier.

Vick (11-1) will also look to add another marquee name to his resume after winning his past two fights in a  row while putting together a 7-1 record overall in the UFC since joining by way of “The Ultimate Fighter”.

While Vick has been asking for a ranked opponent, he’ll certainly face a highly touted fighter in Duffy, who is one of only two fighters on the UFC roster to hold a win over current lightweight champion Conor McGregor (the other being Nate Diaz).

Duffy vs. Vick is the latest addition to a stacked card headed to Madison Square Garden in New York with three title fights at the top of the event including the main event pitting middleweight champion Michael Bisping against Georges St-Pierre.

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Damon Martin is a veteran mixed martial arts journalist who has been covering the industry since 2003 with bylines on FOX Sports, CNN, Bleacher Report and numerous other outlets.
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