Brazilian welterweight Handesson Ferreira will battle one of Georgia’s top prospects in Amiran Gogoladze at UAE Warriors 20, promotion officials told MMA Fighting. The card goes down June 19 in Abu Dhabi.
Ferreira (15-3-1) competed five times under the PFL banner between 2018 and 2019, scoring stoppage wins over the likes of Paul Bradley and Rick Story. The Brazilian talent, who signed a one-fight deal with UAE Warriors, also has a victory over PFL star Ray Cooper III.
Gogoladze, on the other hand, holds an 11-1 record and enters the bout riding a six-fight winning streak with five finishes. “The Sniper,” whose only defeat is a majority decision in 2017, stopped his last three opponents in a combined time of 2:32.
UAE Warriors 20 will be headlined by former UFC flyweight title contender Ray Borg, who makes his first walk to a cage since leaving the UFC. “The Tazmexican Devil” takes on Canadian bantamweight Jesse Arnett (18-6) for the promotion’s 135-pound belt.
It’s going to be a busy weekend in Abu Dhabi as UAE Warriors 19: Arabia 3 takes place the night before on June 18. According to the promotion, the card is part of an “Arabian-themed” series “geared towards fighters with Arabian heritage and to help grow the sport and provide them a platform.”