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Alex da Silva vs Tristan Connelly set for April 11 UFC event

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Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Welterweight Tristan Connelly took out high-flying prospect Michel Pereira in his octagon debut. He hopes to take out another prospect in his follow-up.

Connelly is set to take on Alex da Silva at a UFC event scheduled for April 11 at a location to be determined, according to multiple people with knowledge of the booking who confirmed the news to MMA Fighting following an initial report from Combate.

Connelly is on a five-fight winning streak that includes his short-notice upset of Pereira, whose acrobatic techniques did not translate to a second UFC win.

Da Silva, meanwhile, takes on his third UFC bout after going 1-1 in respective appearances against Alexander Yakovlev and Rodrigo Vargas.