Raoni Barcelos will contend on the UFC’s last occasion of the thirty day period following all.
Various folks with awareness of the promotion’s strategies verified to MMA Fighting that Barcelos is now predicted to fulfill advertising newcomer Marcelo Rojo at UFC Vegas 20. Rojo replaces Raphael Assuncao who was forced to withdraw from the bout. Per sources, the battle amongst Barcelos and Rojo has been agreed upon at a catchweight of 140 pounds.
The occasion can take place Feb. 27 at the UFC APEX. Entre Rounds on Instagram was initially to report the booking.
Barcelos enters the fight on an remarkable nine-battle successful streak, which includes a 5- start to his UFC operate. The 33-yr-old octagon resume incorporates stoppage wins above Kurt Holobaugh, Chris Gutierrez and Carlos Huachin. In his most recent appearance, Barcelos picked up a unanimous decision get above Khalid Taha at UFC Vegas 13 in November.
Rojo enters his promotional debut a winner of 3 of his previous four, and for his 1st struggle due to the fact a September 2019 knockout win at Combate Americas 45. “El Pitbull” competed for Combate Americas commencing in March 2017 and compiled a record of 6-2 with all to start with-spherical stoppages.