Nikolas Motta will finally make his UFC debut on April 16 as he faces Drakkar Klose in a lightweight bout, multiple people with knowledge of the news told MMA Fighting. The yet-to-be-announced Fight Night card will take place at the UFC APEX in Las Vegas.
“Iron” had three fights cancelled throughout 2021, including matchups with Jim Miller and Damir Hadzovic. The Brazilian went 1-1 in the UFC reality show in 2015, losing only to season winner Glaico Franca.
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