A lightweight matchup between Thiago Moises and Guram Kutateladze is on for the upcoming UFC pay-per-view card in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Jan. 21, multiple people with knowledge of the news told MMA Fighting following a report from Carlos Antunes.
Moises (16-6) will return to action seven months after tapping Christos Giagos with a standing rear-naked choke in just over three minutes, rebounding from back-to-back stoppage defeats to future 155-pound champion Islam Makhachev and Joel Alvarez.
Kutateladze (12-3), a training partner of welterweight sensation Khamzat Chimaev in Sweden, dropped a split decision to Damir Ismagulov in his most recent octagon appearance this past June, snapping a nine-fight winning streak that included a 2020 split decision over Mateusz Gamrot in his UFC debut.
Check the current UFC 283 lineup below.
Deiveson Figueiredo vs. Brandon Moreno
Jessica Andrade vs. Lauren Murphy
Paul Craig vs. Johnny Walker
Gregory Rodrigues vs. Brad Tavares
Jailton Almeida vs. Shamil Abdurakhimov
Mounir Lazzez vs. Gabriel Bonfim
Mauricio Rua vs. Ihor Potieria
Thiago Moises vs. Guram Kutateladze
Terrance McKinney vs. Ismael Bonfim
Zarah Fairn vs. Josiane Nunes
Damon Martin contributed to this report