Justin Scoggins to Face Pedro Munhoz at UFC Fight Night in Sao Paulo on Nov. 19

By Tristen Critchfield Sep 28, 2016


Justin Scoggins will make his 135-pound debut against Pedro Munhoz at UFC Fight Night 100 (live odds) on Nov. 19.

Promotion officials announced the matchup on Wednesday. UFC Fight Night takes place at Ibirapuera Gymnasium in Sao Paulo and is headlined by a light heavyweight duel between Alexander Gustafsson and Antonio Rogerio Nogueira.

Scoggins’ first bantamweight foray will come after the fighter missed weight badly ahead of a scheduled showdown against Ian McCall at UFC 201 that was ultimately canceled. Prior to that, the 24-year-old had scored back-to-back 125-pound triumphs over Ray Borg and Josh Sampo.

Munhoz, meanwhile, was victorious in his first appearance of 2016, as he submitted Russell Doane with a guillotine choke 2:08 into the opening round at UFC Fight Night “Dos Anjos vs. Alvarez” on July 7. The former Resurrection Fighting Alliance champion is 2-2 with one no contest in the promotion overall.

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