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Albert Tumenov returns to action in May for first post-UFC bout

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Albert Tumenov (EL, MMA F) Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Albert Tumenov has a date and opponent for his first bout since leaving the UFC.

The Russian welterweight, who signed with Absolute Championship Berkut (ACB) after racking up a 5-3 UFC record, will return to action on May 20 against Brazilian veteran Marcelo Alfaya in St. Petersburg, Russia.

Alfaya announced the booking on his Facebook page, and revealed the date and the location to MMA Fighting on Tuesday.

Tumenov (17-4) left the UFC on a two-fight losing skid, finished by Gunnar Nelson and Leon Edwards, but had a five-fight winning streak leading up to those bouts, including victories over the likes of Lorenz Larkin and Alan Jouban.

Alfaya (18-7, 1 NC), who will celebrate the 15th anniversary of his MMA debut later this month, went 2-0 competing in Russia in 2016. The TUF 21 alum has fought the likes of Jon Fitch and Jake Ellenberger under the WSOF and Bellator banners.