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Luis Pena to fight Matt Frevola at UFC Tampa

Luis Pena (pictured) fights Matt Frevola in a lightweight bout at UFC Tampa on Oct. 12
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Luis Pena’s next lightweight fight will be against Matt Frevola.

The two fighters announced via their social media accounts that they have been paired up for the UFC’s upcoming visit to Amalie Arena in Tampa, Fla., on Oct. 12.

This will be Pena’s fourth UFC fight at lightweight. “The Violent Bob Ross” made the move back up from featherweight after missing the 145-pound limit for a fight with Steven Peterson in March (Pena went on to defeat Peterson by unanimous decision). In July, Pena (7-1) made a successful return to the 155-pound division with a third-round TKO win over veteran Matt Wiman at UFC Greenville.

Frevola (7-1-1) picked up his first Octagon win at UFC 236 this past April, outpointing Jalin Turner. Prior to that, Frevola fought to a majority draw with Lando Vannata and lost by first-round knockout to Marco Polo Reyes. He earned a UFC contract in August 2017 with a win on the Contender Series.

UFC Tampa will be headlined by a strawweight bout featuring former champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs. Michelle Waterson. The main card airs live on the ESPN+ streaming service.

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