Thomas Almeida has been booked for an October 17th UFC bout against Jonathan Martinez. Per a report from Farah Hannoun of MMA Junkie, the booking gives Almeida a new task after his October 10th fight against Alejandro Perez was cancelled.
The matchup joins a card scheduled to happen on “Fight Island” in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
The new fight is scheduled to be Almeida’s first since early 2018. He last fought at UFC 220, being stopped with strikes in the second round against Rob Font.
A win for Almeida in October would be his first since 2016.
Martinez returns after a win last August, stopping Frankie Saenz in the third round with ground and pound.
Bout 12: Brian Ortega (14-1) vs. The Korean Zombie (16-5) (Featherweight)
Bout 11: Jessica Andrade (20-8) vs. Katlyn Chookagian (14-3) (Flyweight)
Bout 10: Modestas Bukauskas (11-2) vs. Jimmy Crute (11-1) (Welterweight)
Bout 9: Gillian Robertson (8-4) vs. Poliana Botelho (8-2) (Flyweight)
Bout 8: Jun Yong Park (11-4) vs. John Phillips (22-10) (Middleweight)
Bout 7: Said Nurmagomedov (13-2) vs. Mark Striegl (18-2) (Bantamweight)
Bout 6: Fares Ziam (10-3) vs. Jamie Mullarkey (12-3) (Lightweight)
Bout 5: Gadzhimurad Antigulov (20-7) vs. Maxim Grishin (30-8-2) (Light Heavyweight)
Bout 4: Ciryl Gane (6-0) vs. Ante Delija (17-3) (Heavyweight)
Bout 3: Claudio Silva (14-1) vs. James Krause (27-8) (Welterweight)
Bout 2: Mateusz Gamrot (17-0) vs. Guram Kutateladze (11-2) (Lightweight)
Bout 1: Thomas Almeida (22-3) vs. Jonathan Martinez (12-3) (Bantamweight)