Leonardo Santos will look to come back from his sole UFC loss when facing Alexander Hernandez at the promotion’s October 2nd card. The lightweight pairing was first reported by Mike Heck and Guilherme Cruz of MMA Fighting on Wednesday.
The location for UFC’s October 2nd event is not known at the moment.
Santos was handed his first UFC loss in March, as he was finished late in the third round of a bout by Grant Dawson. The loss concluded an eight-fight unbeaten streak that Santos had built up since his promotional debut in 2013.
Hernandez is also coming off a loss. His last bout was in February, where Thiago Moises defeated him via unanimous decision. The fight was his third loss in his past five appearances.
Light heavyweights Johnny Walker and Thiago Santos are the reported main event for UFC’s October 2nd event. Here is how the updated lineup looks:
Bout 11: Thiago Santos (21-9) vs. Johnny Walker (18-5) (Light Heavyweight)
Bout 10: Joe Solecki (11-2) vs. Jared Gordon (17-4) (Lightweight)
Bout 9: Karol Rosa (14-3) vs. Bethe Correia (11-5-1) (Bantamweight)
Bout 8: Diego Ferreira (17-4) vs. Grant Dawson (17-1) (Lightweight)
Bout 7: Sean Soriano (14-7) vs. Fernando Padilla (14-4) (Featherweight)
Bout 6: Kevin Holland (21-7) vs. Kyle Daukaus (10-2) (Middleweight)
Bout 5: Jimmy Crute (12-2) vs. Jamahal Hill (8-1) (Light Heavyweight)
Bout 4: Jamie Mullarkey (13-4) vs. Devonte Smith (11-2) (Lightweight)
Bout 3: Aspen Ladd (9-1) vs. Macy Chiasson (7-1) (Bantamweight)
Bout 2: Alejandro Perez (21-8-1) vs. Johnny Eduasrdo (28-12) (Bantamweight)
Bout 1: Alexander Hernandez (12-4) vs. Leondardo Santos (18-4-1) (Lightweight)