Bantamweight Cody Land will return to the cage later this month in South Dakota against Jeremy Stetz at M.A.X. Fights 18.
The card takes place October 26 from Fargo and features two fighters who have yet to go the distance.
Land recently improved to 10-3 in his career and secured the Midwest Championship Fighting bantamweight title in the process with a first round submission win over Anthony Sessions.
All three of Land’s recent wins have come in the first round and by way of submission. He recently talked with FightLine about his upcoming contest with Stetz.
“He’s left-handed and I only have one training partner that is a southpaw, so that’s my only concern,” said Land, who was an alternate for the 18th season of The Ultimate Fighter.
After just missing out on the show, Land accepted the bout with Sessions and excelled.
“The fight (vs. Sessions) went well,” he said. “We had some good exchanges, and I got an up-kick in from my back, which I felt was the game-changer.
“It feels good to be a champion. The MCF has the nicest belts in the Midwest that I’ve ever had and it was nice to be crowned a champion close to where I grew up.”
Land has had contact with the UFC, as his management talked with members of the promotion during his tryout on TUF.
“They spoke of me needing three-to-four more fights (when I tried out for TUF),” Land said. “This will be my third fight since the show was recorded, so I’m wanting to put in whatever work the UFC would like to see to get contracted.”