Cesar Almeida is set to make his UFC Debut at UFC Vegas 82 event.
It has been confirmed that Christian Leroy Duncan will go one-on-one against Cesar Almeida in a middleweight division clash at the UFC Vegas 82 event on November 18, 2023.
The news was disclosed through the social media accounts of Iridium Sports Agency – the agency responsible for managing Cesar Almeida.
Cesar Almeida emerged victorious in his previous bout against Lucas Fernando during the Dana White Contender Series 2023, securing a unanimous decision win. This victory earned him an UFC contract.
Almeida comes from a kickboxing background with 57 professional kickboxing bouts recorded on his Wikipedia page. He is a former WGP Cruiserweight Kickboxing Champion. He had also participated in 3 pro-MMA bouts in Brazil before his appearance in DWCS 2023.
Christian Leroy Duncan’s recent fight was against Armen Petrosyan at UFC Vegas 75 event where he lost by unanimous decision. The defeat to Petrosyan put an end to Duncan’s four-fight winning streak. It was the second UFC bout for Duncan after his successful UFC debut at UFC 286 against Duško Todorović.
UFC Vegas 82 event is scheduled for November 18 and it is expected to take place at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States. A lightweight bout is also set for the event between Jordan Leavitt and Chase Hooper.