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Rousimar Palhares’ return is set for Fight Nights Global 85 in March

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Rousimar Palhares is 1-0-1 under the Fight Nights Global banner.
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Fight Nights Global officially announced three fights for its upcoming card on in Moscow, Russia, on March 30, including the return of Rousimar Palhares.

A former WSOF welterweight champion and longtime UFC veteran, “Toquinho,” is slated to face unbeaten Aliaskhab Khizriev.

Palhares (19-8-1) is coming off a draw with Shamil Amirov in Sept. 2017. The Brazilian originally lost the bout a controversial split decision, but the Russian MMA Federation overturned the result to draw days later.

Khizriev (11-0) won six of his eleven fights by way of stoppage.

The Fight Nights Global card will also feature a pair of championship fights. In the main event, Abusupyan Alikhanov faces Roman Kopylov for the middleweight belt, while Alexander Matmuratov puts his featherweight title on the line against Movlid Khaibulaev.