Sean Soriano to Meet UFC Newcomer Fernando Padilla on Oct. 2

By Tristen Critchfield Jul 3, 2021

Sean Soriano will square off against Octagon newcomer Fernando Padilla in a featherweight clash on Oct. 2.

ESPN was first to report the booking. The UFC Fight Night event takes place at an as yet to be announced location and is headling by a light heavyweight showdown pitting Thiago Santos against Johnny Walker.

After winning five of his last six bouts on the regional circuit, Soriano returned for a second promotional stint at UFC 262, where he suffered a second-round submission defeat to Christos Giagos on May 15. The 31-year-old Sanford MMA product is thus far winless in four UFC appearances.

A native of Chihuahau, Mexico, Padilla enters his first UFC foray having won four of his last five professional outings. Most recently, the 24-year-old Team Oyama representative knocked out Cameron Graves with an elbow in the second round of their featherweight title encounter at Fury Fighting Championship 46 on May 16.

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