Guto Inocente will finally make his UFC debut.
After battling back-to-back knee injuries, the Brazilian talent will make his first appearance inside the Octagon in a heavyweight clash with Derrick Lewis at The Ultimate Fighter 19 Finale card in Las Vegas, Nevada, on July 6, sources close to the situation confirmed the match-up to MMAFighting.com.
Inocente (6-2), a former Shooto South American champion, signed with the UFC after a successful Strikeforce debut against Virgil Zwicker. The Blackzilians heavyweight enters the bout in a four-fight win streak with three stoppage victories.
Lewis (10-2, 1 no-contest) gets a quick turnaround to the Octagon following a first-round TKO victory over Jack May at UFC on FOX 11 card in April. Lewis hasn’t lost in seven bouts and has never went the distance in his MMA career.