Grant Dawson will ranking a possibility to crack the UFC’s top 15 lightweight rankings in only his 2d fight abet at lightweight.
Dawson (17-1 MMA, 5-0 UFC) meets Diego Ferreira (17-4 MMA, 8-4 UFC) at UFC Fight Night on Oct. 2 at a self-discipline and venue to be announced.
Two other folks with knowledge of the centered booking informed MMA Junkie of the matchup Thursday but requested to stay anonymous as the promotion has but to perform an legitimate announcement.
Dawson made a profitable return to 155 kilos when he scored a “Performance of the Night” knockout over Leonardo Santos in March. With true one 2d closing within the fight, Dawson unleashed brutal ground and pound to knock Santos out icy. Unbeaten within the UFC, the Glory MMA fighter has gained his previous eight in a row.
Ferreira will look to snap a two-fight shedding skid when he meets the streaking Dawson. After winning six straight, including a submission of former UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis, Ferreira has dropped abet-to-abet fights to Beneil Dariush, and most no longer too long within the past a stoppage loss to Gregor Gillespie in Can also. He earned the “Fight of the Night” honor in both contests.
With the addition, the Oct. 2 lineup involves:
- Thiago Santos vs. Johnny Walker
- Bethe Correia vs. Karol Rosa
- Jared Gordon vs. Joe Solecki
- Grant Dawson vs. Diego Ferreira