Thomas Almeida will continue to get to compete on “Fight Island,” but it will be a single 7 days afterwards than at first envisioned.
Alejandro Perez has been compelled out of the UFC’s Oct. 10 party thanks to a good COVID-19 check and Jonathan Martinez (12-3 MMA, 3-2 UFC) will now move in to confront Almeida (21-3 MMA, 5-3 UFC) one particular week later on at UFC on ESPN+ 38, which can take location at Yas Island in Abu Dhabi.
A number of people with expertise of the condition just lately informed MMA Junkie of the scheduling but questioned to remain nameless as the promotion has still to make an formal announcement.
Almeida hasn’t fought because his 2nd-round stoppage decline to Rob Font in January 2018 and returns after an nearly a few-year lengthy layoff owing to an eye damage that expected medical procedures. The long-hyped prospect has earned a bonus in all five of his UFC wins.
Winner of his earlier 3 of 4, Manufacturing facility X’s Martinez is coming off a 3rd-spherical finish of Frankie Saenz at UFC on ESPN+ 31 in August.
With the addition, the UFC on ESPN+ 38 lineup incorporates:
- Brian Ortega vs. Chan Sung Jung
- Ante Delija vs. Ciryl Gane
- Jessica Andrade vs. Katlyn Chookagian
- Modestas Bukauskas vs. Jimmy Crute
- Thomas Almeida vs. Jonathan Martinez
- David Zawada vs. opponent TBA
- Mateusz Gamrot vs. Guram Kutateladze
- Poliana Botelho vs. Gillian Robertson
- James Krause vs. Claudio Silva
- Jun Yong Park vs. John Phillips
- Jamie Mullarkey vs. Fares Ziam
- Gadzhimurad Antigulov vs. Maxim Grishin
- Explained Nurmagomedov vs. Mark Striegl