Two ranked welterweights in Sean Brady and Michel Pereira are set to clash at UFC San Antonio or UFC on ESPN 43 Fight Night event.
Brazilian Outlet PVT reported the bout first before confirmation came from other outlets. Both fighters have agreed to the fight verbally, but the contracts are yet to be signed.
Sean Brady suffered his first career loss to Belal Muhammad via knockout at UFC 280 PPV in October this year. Prior to that, Brady has won 5 bouts in a row in UFC, taking his overall record to 15 wins.
This run also took him to #8 in UFC Welterweight Rankings. In UFC, he started with a win over Court McGee in 2019 before beating Ismail Naurdiev and Christian Aguilera in 2020. He continued the winning run with wins over Michael Chiesa and Jake Matthews in 2021 before a loss against Muhammad in his only bout in 2022.
After a rocky start in UFC with 1 win and 2 losses, Michel Pereira in currently on a 5-fight winning streak under the promotion. He started 2022 with a win over André Fialho at UFC 270 PPV before beating Santiago Ponzinibbio at a Fight Night event in May 2022.
This run also includes wins over Niko Price, Khaos Williams and Zelim Imadaev.
UFC on ESPN 43 event will take place at AT&T Center in San Antonio, TX, on March 25, 2022. Alex Perez vs Manel Kape bout was just reported for the show apart from other reported bouts in Holly Holm vs Yana Kunitskaya and C.J. Vergara vs. Daniel da Silva.