Sergio Moraes will return to the UFC for the first time since 2013. | Gleidson Venga/Sherdog.com
Peter Sobotta will meet Sergio Moraes in a welterweight scrap at UFC Fight Night “Gonzaga vs. Cro Cop 2” on April 11.
Ultimate Fighting Championship officials announced the bout on Friday. The UFC Fight Night card takes place at the Krakow Arena and marks the Las Vegas-based promotion’s first-ever trip to Poland. The event is headlined by a heavyweight rematch between Mirko Filipovic and Gabriel Gonzaga.
Sobotta, 28, comes into the pairing riding a seven-fight unbeaten streak, including his first fight back under the UFC banner. The German competed three times for the Las Vegas-based promotion from 2009 to 2010, losing all three appearances. After six fights on the regional scene, Sobotta returned to the Octagon last May, besting Pawel Pawlak at UFC Fight Night “Munoz vs. “Mousasi.”
Moraes, 32, has bounced back from losing his UFC debut by winning two straight fights, defeating both Renee Forte and Neil Magny via submission. “Serginho” did not fight at all during 2014. The Bellator MMA veteran has finished seven of his eight career wins via submission.