Waianae’s Salmon to make UFC return this October in Boston

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Boston Salmon is set to make his return to the UFC Octagon.

The Waianae native will face Randy Costa in a bantamweight bout on October 18th at TD Garden in Boston. 

“Boston fighting in Boston. A city with history like no other,” Salmon said. “A city that my mother and father named me after. More importantly, a city that I have never been to. It’s safe to say that I am finally anxious to be fighting again in the UFC.”

Salmon, 28, lost his UFC debut back in April to Khalid Taha by TKO. Salmon was the first fighter in the history of Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series to earn a UFC contract back in Season 1.

“I will be fighting Randy Costa, who is a friend of mine. He is a young stud who guarantees war,” Salmon said. “I am super excited for this fight. A fight for myself to prove what I can do in this sport, a fight for my people in Hawaii fighting for their sacred land on Mauna Kea.”

UFC on ESPN 6 also features Dominick Reyes vs. Chris Wediman in a light heavyweight showdown along with Maycee Barber vs. Gillian Robertson at 115 pounds.

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