After knocking out his debut, Cesar Almeida, Poatan's former rival, faces a dangerous Russian at UFC 302

SUPER FIGHTS team confirms new middleweight challenge after the athlete's show against Dylan Budka last weekend

Cesar Almeida in victory at UFC Las Vegas 90 Photo: Reproduction/Twitter/ UFC News

Cesar Almeida in victory in the UFC Las Vegas 90 Photo: Reproduction/Twitter/ UFC News

After putting on a show in his Ultimate debut, Cesar Almeida already has a date and opponent for his next match. Executioner of Dylan Budka last weekend, the middleweight (up to 83,9kg.) will share the octagon with Roman Kopylov No. UFC 302, on June 1, in the city of Newark (USA). The information was confirmed by SUPER FIGHTS with sources linked to the Brazilian fighter.

Executioner of Alex Poatán in a kickboxing confrontation that took place in 2013, Almeida has an impeccable trajectory in professional MMA. At 36 years old, the São Paulo native has won five consecutive victories, four of which were by knockout.


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Coming from defeat against anthony hernandez, Kopylov seeks redemption in the company. UFC representative since 2019, the Russian, famous for his knockout power, has four triumphs and three setbacks in the company.

So far, the organization has not yet confirmed who the protagonists of the show will be. In recent weeks, Islam makhachev, lightweight champion (up to 70,3 kg.) made public his desire to defend his title in June.


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