Davi Ramos will finally return to mixed martial arts in August.
The lightweight prospect impressed with his run to win the Abu Dhabi Combat Club (ADCC) in Sao Paulo, Brazil, in 2015, and is booked to meet Ray Cercera in his RFA debut on Aug. 19 in Visalia, Calif., sources told MMA Fighting.
Ramos (4-1), who won the ADCC gold medal at the 170-pound division, fought for the last time in October 2014, losing to David Rickels in his first and only Bellator fight. In his previous bouts, Ramos scored four stoppage victories.
Cercera (9-5), on the other hand, looks to bounce back from two consecutive losses under the Tachi Palace banner. Seven of his nine MMA wins have come by submission.
RFA 42 takes place at the Visalia Convention Center, featuring Christos Giagos vs. Zach Juusola in the main event.