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UFC lightweight fighter Diego Ferreira will have a task in hand when he goes one on one against an undefeated Grant Dawson at the UFC Fight Night event on October 2, 2021. The match is yet to be made official by the promotion along with the venue and location. (via MMA Junkie)

The Brazilian Ferreira is currently on a two-fight skid. He had picked up six consecutive wins prior to the losses that also included a submission victory over former lightweight champion Anthony Pettis. Thus he became the first man to defeat Pettis via submission.


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Meanwhile, Glory MMA standout, Dawson, will make his second appearance in the lightweight division. ‘KGD’ defeated Leonardo Santos in a sensational knockout where he landed the killer blow just a second before the end of the match.

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This win also earned him a Performance of the Night bonus too. He is now undefeated in his last 8 MMA matches including 5 straight in UFC.

Diego Ferreira vs Grant Dawson- last few encounters

As mentioned above, Ferreira will enter his next bout on the back of two successive losses. His first came at the hands of Beneil Dariush in a rematch, where the latter won via split decision at UFC Fight Night 184 earlier this year.

Ferreira’s recent loss came against Gregor Gillespie at UFC on ESPN 24. Before the match, the former had to pay 30% of his purse to the latter as he weighed 4 and a half pounds more than the stipulated weight for a non-title lightweight fight.

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Thus they fought in a catchweight bout that resulted in a TKO loss for Ferreira. This fight received the Fight of the Night award, but all the bonuses went to Gillespie.

Dawson knocked out Santos in his previous match at UFC on ESPN 21. Prior to this, he had picked up a unanimous decision win over Nad Narimani last year in July.


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He had also picked up an impressive second-round submission win over Darrick Minner at UFC Fight Night 169 in February 2020.

‘KGD’ will face perhaps his toughest fight yet when he locks horn with Ferreira. A win here could push him for future fights with other ranked fighters. As for Ferreira, he would look to regain some lost ground after the recent skid.


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