Munir Lazzez and Gabriel Bonfim are scheduled to face off at the upcoming UFC pay-per-view show in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on January 21st. Bonfim announced match on his social networks.
Lazzez (11-2) won a decision over replacement Ange Luza in his last octagon appearance in April of this year, having bounced back from a stoppage loss to Warley Alves in January 2021. Former Brave CF Super Lightweight Champion (165 lbs). 2-1 contender in the UFC welterweight division.
Bonfim (13-0) won the LFA welterweight belt last March and earned a UFC contract by defeating Trey Waters via choke submission against Von Flue at Dana WhiteChallenge Series earlier this month. The 25-year-old has won all of his wins by stoppage, including 10 submissions and three knockouts.
UFC 283 will mark the company’s return to Brazil after almost three years – and the first show in Rio de Janeiro since May 2019 – and kick off a new broadcast partnership in the country, leaving Globo for Band and debuting on the Fight Pass platform in Brazil. .
Damon Martin contributed to this report.