Thiago Moises and Jalin Turner will collide in a lightweight showdown in Las Vegas, NV, on Sept. 5, multiple sources told MMA Fighting. The UFC Fight Night show will take place at the UFC Apex and feature Alistair Overeem vs. Augusto Sakai in the main event.
Combate first reported the matchup.
Moises (13-4) is coming off the biggest win of his MMA career, a second-round submission over longtime octagon veteran Michael Johnson in May.
A two-time Bellator veteran, “The Tarantula” earned both of his UFC wins by knockout, stopping Culibao and Callan Potter, with his two defeats coming against welterweight Vicente Luque and lightweight Matt Frevola.