A flyweight clash between Jimmy Flick and Francisco Figueiredo has been booked for the UFC's May 8 offering.
Multiple outlets confirmed the pairing after Flick announced it on The Corner and The Casual podcast podcast. The event is expected to include a women’s bantamweight bout between Holly Holm and Julianna Pena as well as a welterweight tilt pitting Donald Cerrone against Diego Sanchez. A location has not been formally announced.
Flick turned heads in his Octagon debut when he submitted Cody Durden with a flying triangle 3:18 into the opening round of their encounter at UFC Fight Night 183 on Dec. 19. The 30-year-old Oklahoma native has won four straight fights overall, including appearances with Dana White’s Contender Series and Legacy Fighting Alliance.
Figueiredo is the younger brother of UFC flyweight king Deiveson Figueiredo. The Brazilian known as “Sniper” was successful in his first promotional foray, taking a unanimous verdict against Jerome Rivera at UFC on ESPN 20.
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