In search of his first win since joining the UFC roster, Joanderson Brito will face Andre Fili at the promotion’s April 30th card. News of this featherweight card was first reported by Mike Heck of MMA Fighting on Sunday.
The matchup is joining a “Fight Night” card that is set to take place at the UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Brito lost his UFC debut earlier this year, suffering a decision loss to Bill Algeo. Before then he had an extensive winning streak on the regional scene that lead him to an appearance on the UFC TV show “Dana White’s Contender Series.”
Fili will be fighting to score his first victory in over a year. His last fight was in 2021 against Daniel Pineda, which ended in a no-contest result due to an unintentional eye poke.
Before then, Fili lost a decision to Bryce Mitchell in October 2020. His last victory dates back to June 2020, when he got a split decision nod over Bryce Mitchell.
Bantamweights Rob Font and Marlon Vera are currently set to headline UFC’s April 30th event. Here’s how the show looks right now:
Bout 10: Rob Font (19-5) vs. Marlon Vera (20-7-1) (Bantamweight)
Bout 9: Gina Mazany (7-5) vs. Shanna Young (7-4) (Flyweight)
Bout 8: Daniel da Silva (11-2) vs. Francisco Figueiredo (12-4-1) (Flyweight)
Bout 7: Jessica Penne (14-5) vs. Luana Pinheiro (10-1) (Strawweight)
Bout 6: Tatsuro Taira (10-0) vs. Carlos Candelario (8-1) (Flyweight)
Bout 5: Darren Elkins (26-10) vs. Tristan Connelly (14-7) (Featherweight)
Bout 4: Gerald Meerschaert (34-14) vs. Krzysztof Jotko (23-5) (Middleweight)
Bout 3: Jake Collier (13-6) vs. Justin Tafa (5-3) (Heavyweight)
Bout 2: Jared Gordon (18-4) vs. Grant Dawson (17-1-1) (Lightweight)
Bout 1: Andre Fili (21-8) vs. Joanderson Brito (12-3-1) (Featherweight)