Julio Arce To Move Down To Bantamweight Against Timur Valiev on February 6th UFC Show

Julio Arce will make his UFC bantamweight debut on February 6th when he fights Timur Valiev. The matchup was first reported by Farah Hannoun and John Morgan of MMA Junkie.

The fight joins a now seven-fight card which does not have a location reported yet.

Having previously competed at featherweight, Arce held a record of three wins and two losses in the UFC. His last fight was in November of 2019, where he lost a split decision to Hakeem Dawodu.

Arce fought as a bantamweight for the first four years of his pro career. He claimed the Ring of Combat Bantamweight Championship in 2014 and defended it three times before losing it.

Valiev lost his UFC debut to Trevin Jones in August, however, the fight was switched to a no-contest after Jones tested positive for marijuana.

A heavyweight main event between Alistair Overeem and Alexander Volkov is scheduled to be in the lineup. Here are all of the reported fight so far.

Bout 7: Alistair Overeem (47-18) vs. Alexander Volkov (32-8) (Heavyweight)

Bout 6: Nicco Montano (4-3) vs. Karol Rosa (13-3) (Bantamweight)

Bout 5: Molly McCann (10-3) vs. Lara Procopio (6-1) (Flyweight)

Bout 4: Marion Reneau (9-6-1) vs. Macy Chiasson (6-1) (Bantamweight)

Bout 3: Aliaskhab Khizriev (13-0) vs. Wellington Turman (16-4) (Middleweight)

Bout 2: Mike Rodriguez (11-5) vs. Danilo Marques (10-2) (Light Heavyweight)

Bout 1: Julio Arce (16-4) vs. Timur Valiev (16-2) (Bantamweight)

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