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Jack Shore set to fight Geraldo de Freitas at UFC London

Jack Shore returns to the Octagon against Geraldo de Freitas at UFC London in March.
Dolly Clew, Cage Warriors

Former Cage Warriors bantamweight champion Jack Shore will enter the Octagon a second time in Europe, as he faces Brazilian 135-pounder Geraldo de Freitas at UFC London on March 21, the company announced Thursday.

Shore (12-0) captured and defended and Cage Warriors title before signing with the UFC in 2019, submitting Nohelin Hernandez with a rear-naked choke in his promotional debut. The 24-year-old prospect has finished 11 of his 12 opponents as a professional.

“Espartano” de Freitas (12-5) won six in a row on the Brazilian circuit to earn a deal with the UFC and defeated Felipe Colares in his first Octagon appearance in Fortaleza, Brazil, in Feb. 2019. The 28-year-old fighter had his winning streak snapped by Chris Gutierrez six months later at UFC Uruguay.

UFC London will take place at O2 Arena and feature a five-round welterweight showdown between former champion Tyron Woodley and Leon Edwards in the headlining attraction.