Undefeated heavyweight Waldo Cortes-Acosta already has his first UFC fight booked.
Cortes-Acosta is scheduled to face Jared Vanderaa at UFC’s October 29th event, as announced by the promotion on Tuesday night. The fight is joining a card that is expected to take place at the UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Cortes-Acosta earned a UFC contract just earlier this month, using punches to score a first-round finish victory over Danilo Suzart on “Dana White’s Contender Series.”
The fight was Cortes-Acosta’s seventh win as a pro. Previous appearances include stoppage wins in LFA and a decision victory in Bellator.
Vanderaa is currently amid a long losing streak. He took his fourth consecutive defeat in early July, getting finished in the first round of a bout against Chase Sherman.
UFC’s October 29th show doesn’t have a confirmed main event currently. Here are the fights that have been reported for the card thus far:
Bout 6: Edson Barboza (22-11) vs. Ilia Topuria (12-0) (Featherweight)
Bout 5: Andrei Arlovski (34-20) vs. Marcos Rogerio de Lima (19-8-1) (Heavyweight)
Bout 4: Dustin Jacoby (18-5-1) vs. Khalil Rountree (10-5) (Light Heavyweight)
Bout 3: Chase Hooper (11-2-1) vs. Steve Garcia (12-5) (Featherweight)
Bout 2: Joseph Holmes (8-2) vs. Park Jun-yong (14-5) (Middleweight)
Bout 1: Waldo Cortes-Acosta (7-0) vs. Jared Vanderaa (12-9) (Heavyweight)