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Warlley Alves vs. Sergio Moraes, Thiago Moises vs. Kurt Holobaugh official for UFC 237

Warlley Alves (pictured) fights Sergio Moraes in a welterweight bout at UFC 237 in Rio de Janeiro on May 11
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A trio of Brazilian fighters have been added to the UFC’s return to Rio de Janeiro.

At a press conference in Rio on Thursday, officials announced that a welterweight bout between Warlley Alves and Sergio Moraes, and a lightweight bout between Thiago Moises and Kurt Holobaugh are booked for UFC 237 on May 11.

Alves (12-3) and Moraes (14-4-1) both experienced losses in their most recent outings, with Alves losing via second-round TKO to James Krause at UFC Lincoln, and Moraes dropping a unanimous decision to Anthony Rocco Martin at UFC Wichita. The two UFC veterans are products of the Brazilian edition of The Ultimate Fighter, with Alves winning season three’s middleweight tournament and Moraes competing in the middleweight finals of season one.

Moises (11-3), who hails from Sao Paulo, is a former Legacy Fighting Alliance competitor who earned his UFC contract with a win on Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series Brazil. In his Octagon debut last November, he lost to Beneil Dariush via unanimous decision.

Holobaugh (17-6) is in his second stint with the UFC after also being signed off of the Contender Series. He is seeking his first win in the promotion after three total tries. His last two fights have seen him finished by Shane Burgos and Raoni Barcelos.

UFC 237 will be headlined by a strawweight title bout between champion Rose Namajunas and challenger Jessica Andrade. The main card airs live on pay-per-view on May 11 and takes place at Jeunesse Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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

Rose Namajunas vs. Jessica Andrade

Jose Aldo vs. Alexander Volkanovski

Anderson Silva vs. Jared Cannonier

Antonio Rogerio Nogueira vs. Ryan Spann

Thiago Alves vs. Laureano Staropoli

Said Nurmagomedov vs. Raoni Barcelos

Luana Carolina vs. Yanan Wu

Talita Bernardo vs. Jessica-Rose Clark

Bethe Correia vs. Irene Aldana

B.J. Penn vs. Clay Guida

Warlley Alves vs. Sergio Moraes

Thiago Moises vs. Kurt Holobaugh

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