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UFC vet Cezar Ferreira signs with PFL

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

The winner of the first Brazilian “Ultimate Fighter” is headed to the PFL.

Cezar Ferreria, an early star of the promotion’s push into Brazil, has signed a deal for the tournament-based promotion’s third season as a light heavyweight, PFL spokesperson Greg Savage confirmed to MMA Fighting.

Ferreira is expected to debut in June against an opponent to be determined.

The 35-year-old fighter most recently fought this past July, when he suffered a decision setback against Marvin Vettori at UFC Sacramento, marking his second consecutive octagon defeat.

Injuries have hindered Ferreira’s momentum throughout his octagon career. In 2016, after a rocky stint as a welterweight, he took time off from competition and worked as an Uber driver.

Ferreira joins a light heavyweight field that currently includes champ Emiliano Sordi, who won the Season 2 tournament and took home the coveted $1 million prize offered to winners across six weight divisions.

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