Rising light-weight Joel Alvarez meets Thiago Moises at UFC Vegas 42

Joel Alvarez’s first struggle of 2021 will happen on Nov. 13 as he meets Thiago Moises at UFC Vegas 42, the Spanish expertise introduced on social media. Moises confirmed the information to MMA Fighting.

The Fight Night card will happen on the UFC APEX in Las Vegas and have Max Holloway versus Yair Rodriguez in a five-round featherweight predominant occasion.

Alvarez, 28, received his previous three octagon appearances with stoppages over Alexander Yakovlev, Joe Duffy and Danilo Belluardo, boosting his total MMA file to 18-2.

“El Fenomeno” was scheduled to face Christos Giagos again in May at UFC 262, however needed to withdraw from the Houston card as a result of visa points.

Moises (15-5) was on a roll within the UFC with wins over Alexander Hernandez, Bobby Green and Michael Johnson earlier than a current setback in opposition to Islam Makhachev, dropping through fourth-round submission this previous July.

A former RFA 155-pound titleholder, Moises received 5 of eight octagon appearances, which features a first-round knockout over Gleidson Cutis at Dana White’s Contender Series in 2018.

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