Two new matchups have recently been reported for UFC’s upcoming February 27th “Fight Night” card. Here are the recent developments.
Alexander Hernandez vs. Thiago Moises
Lightweights Alexander Hernandez and Thiago Moises have been paired for the card. First reported by Nolan King and Mike Bohn of MMA Junkie, the fight is the first in the lightweight division to be booked for the card.
Hernandez picked up a victory in his last outing, stopping Chris Gruetzemacher in the second minute of action with punches in October. While he is riding the momentum of a win, Hernandez has had consistency issues long-term, currently having two wins in his last four fights.
Moises is returning after a strong 2020 that saw him pick up two wins. Moises’ last fight was in October, where he defeated veteran Bobby Green via decision. His previous fight, a submission victory, came against Michael Johnson.
Vince Cachero vs. Ronnie Lawrence
Ronnie Lawrence will make his UFC debut on the card, being paired against Vince Cachero. The fight was first reported by Farah Hannoun and Nolan King of MMA Junkie.
Lawrence impressed critics in September, defeating Jose Johnson via decision on TV series “Dana White’s Contender Series.” The win earned Lawrence a spot in the UFC roster after only seven fights as a pro.
Cachero will look for his first UFC victory on the card. He lost his promotional debut in August, dropping a decision to Jamall Emmers. He entered the promotion after putting together a record of four wins and two losses in LFA.
UFC’s February 27th event is set to have a light heavyweight main event between Jiri Prochakza and Dominick Reyes. Here’s the full lineup.
Bout 11: Dominick Reyes (12-2) vs. Jiri Prochazka (27-3-1) (Light Heavyweight)
Bout 10: Alonzo Menifield (9-2) vs. William Knight (9-1) (Light Heavyweight)
Bout 9: Alexis Davis (19-10) vs. Sabina Mazo (9-1) (Flyweight)
Bout 8: Raphael Assuncao (27-8) vs. Raoni Barcelos (16-1) (Bantamweight)
Bout 7: Emily Whitmire (4-4) vs. Hannah Cifers (10-7) (Strawweight)
Bout 6: Randy Brown (12-4) vs. Alex Oliveria (22-9-1) (Welterweight)
Bout 5: Alex Caceres (17-12) vs. Kevin Croom (21-12) (Featherweight)
Bout 4: Nikita Krylov (27-7) vs. Magomed Ankalaev (14-1) (Light Heavyweight)
Bout 3: Montana De La Rosa (11-6) vs. Mayra Bueno Silva (7-1) (Flyweight)
Bout 2: Alexander Hernandez (12-3) vs. Thiago Moises (14-4) (Lightweight)
Bout 1: Ronnie Lawrence (6-1) vs. Vince Cachero (7-3) (Bantamweight)