Carlos Felipe vs. Justin Tafa Booked for UFC Event on Jan. 16

By Tristen Critchfield Oct 14, 2020

A heavyweight showdown pitting Carlos Felipe against Justin Tafa has been added to the lineup for an Ultimate Fighting Championship card on Jan. 16.

Combate was first to report the booking. A location and venue have not been announced for the event, which is also expected to include a bout between Brian Kelleher and Ricky Simon.

Felipe suffered his first professional defeat in his Octagon debut, dropping a majority decision against Sergey Spivak at UFC Fight Night 172 on July 18. The 25-year-old Brazilian rebounded at UFC on ESPN 16, where he outpointed Yorgan De Castro to improve to 9-1 as a professional.

Tafa, meanwhile, rebounded from a first-round KO loss to De Catro in his promotional debut to stop Juan Adams via TKO 1:59 into the opening round of their matchup at UFC 247 in February. The Australian is 4-1 as a pro, with all of his wins coming via KO or TKO.

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