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Carlo Pedersoli Jr. vs. Dwight Grant added to UFC Prague

Carlos Pedersoli Jr. (pictured) fights Dwight Grant in a welterweight bout at UFC Prague on Feb. 23

Two more bouts are official for UFC Prague.

On Wednesday, officials announced a welterweight bout between Carlo Pedersoli Jr. (11-2) and Dwight Grant (8-2), and a lightweight bout between Damir Ismagulov (17-1) and Joel Alvarez (15-1) for the UFC’s upcoming trip to O2 Arena in Prague, Czech Republic, on Feb. 23.

The Pedersoli-Grant bout was first reported by Sherdog, while Ismagulov-Alvarez was first reported by MMA DNA.

This past November, Pedersoli dropped to 1-1 in the UFC after stepping in on short notice to fight Alex Oliveira in Sao Paulo, Brazil. He was also a short-notice replacement in his UFC debut, a split decision win over Brad Scott at UFC Liverpool. The 25-year-old is the grandson of Italian movie star Bud Spencer.

Grant earned his UFC contract with a knockout of Tyler Hill on Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series before dropping a split decision in his debut against Zak Ottow at UFC on FOX 31.

Ismagulov, a former M-1 champion, made a successful UFC debut in December with a unanimous decision win over Alex Gorgees. The Kazakh fighter has won 12 straight fights. He will take on the debuting Alvarez, a 25-year-old Spanish prospect who is on a 10-fight win streak.

UFC Prague will be headlined by a light heavyweight bout between Jan Blachowicz and Thiago Santos. The main card airs live on the ESPN+ streaming service.

See the updated card below (bout order to be determined):

Jan Blachowicz vs. Thiago Santos

Stefan Struve vs. Marcos Rogerio de Lima

Gian Villante vs. Michal Oleksiejczuk

Daniel Teymur vs. Chris Fishgold

John Dodson vs. Petr Yan

Damir Hadzovic vs. Marco Polo Reyes

Liz Carmouche vs. Lucie Pudilova

Rustam Khabilov vs. Diego Ferreira

Veronica Macedo vs. Gillian Robertson

Klidson Abreu vs. Magomed Ankalaev

Carlo Pedersoli Jr. vs. Dwight Grant

Damir Ismagulov vs. Joel Alvarez

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