The Octagon will land in Uruguay for the first time on Aug. 10, and the promotion has added the first Uruguayan talent to the card.
Luiz Eduardo Garagorri, undefeated as a professional, has inked a deal with the promotion to face featherweight Humberto Bandenay at the Fight Night show in Montevideo, multiple sources told MMA Fighting following a report by Combate.
Garagorri (12-0), who just turned a 30 in May, has racked up an undefeated record competing around Brazil and Uruguay since 2015.
Bandenay (14-6, 1 NC) will enter the Octagon for the fourth time, looking to rebound from defeats against Gabriel Benitez and Austin Arnett in 2018. His sole UFC win came in a 26-second KO over Martin Bravo.
UFC Uruguay will take place at Antel Arena and feature a flyweight title bout between Valentina Shevchenko and Liz Carmouche in the main event. The main card will air on the ESPN+ streaming service.
See the updated card below:
Valentina Shevchenko vs. Liz Carmouche
Tecia Torres vs. Marina Rodriguez
Veronica Macedo vs. Rachael Ostovich
Laureano Staropoli vs. Alexey Kunchenko
Raulian Paiva vs. Rogerio Bontorin
Taila Santos vs. Ashlee Evans-Smith
Oskar Piechota vs. Rodolfo Vieira
Raphael Pessoa vs. Ciryl Gane
Chris Gutierrez vs. Geraldo de Freitas
Enrique Barzola vs. Bobby Moffett
Rafael Fiziev vs. Alex da Silva
Luiz Eduardo Garagorri vs. Humberto Bandenay