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Jiu-jitsu ace Rodolfo Vieira to make UFC debut against Oskar Piechota in Uruguay

Rodolfo Vieira (pictured) fights Oskar Piechota in a middleweight bout at UFC Uruguay on Aug. 10
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Multiple-time jiu-jitsu world champion and ADCC gold medalist Rodolfo Vieira is set to make his first walk to the Octagon.

MMA Fighting’s Guilherme Cruz confirmed with sources that Vieira (5-0) will make his UFC debut against Oskar Piechota (11-1-1) at the promotion’s upcoming visit to Montevideo, Uruguay, on Aug. 10.

The matchup was first reported by The Athletic.

Vieira is unbeaten since making his pro MMA debut in February 2017. This past weekend, he picked up a first-round submission win over Vitaliy Nemchinov in Poland. The 29-year-old Brazilian has finished all of his fights thus far.

Piechota, a former Cage Warriors middleweight champion, will be making his first appearance of 2019 after losing to Gerald Meerschaert by submission last July. Prior to that setback, Poland’s Piechota won his first two UFC fights against Tim Williams and Jonathan Wilson.

UFC Uruguay is scheduled to take place at Antel Arena in Montevideo. The main card will air live on the ESPN+ streaming service.

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