Fighting to come back from his first UFC loss, Albert Duraev will be matched against Bruno Silva on December 17th. The middleweight fight was first reported by Guilherme Cruz of MMA Fighting.
The location for UFC’s late 2022 card is not known at the moment.
Duraev took his first UFC defeat in June, as a swollen eye forced a doctor to take him out of a fight against Joaquin Buckley after two rounds of action.
The “Contender Series” alum won his UFC debut last year, defeating Roman Kopylov via unanimous decision at UFC 267. That bout marked his 10th consecutive win as a pro.
Silva will be aiming to end his current losing streak in the upcoming matchup.
Silva has suffered two straight losses this year. His first defeat came against rising talent Alex Pereira, who beat him via decision in March.
The second loss saw Silva get submitted by Gerald Meerschaert in August.
Prior to those defeats, Silva attained a three-fight streak of finish wins in the UFC cage.
What looks to be UFC’s final event of the year doesn’t have a set main event for it currently. Here is how the show looks at the moment:
Bout 5: Julian Marquez (9-3) vs. Deron Winn (7-3) (Middleweight)
Bout 4: Tafon Nchukwi (6-3) vs. Jamal Pogues (9-3) (Heavyweight)
Bout 3: Sergey Morozov (18-5) vs. Journey Newson (10-3) (Bantamweight)
Bout 2: Alex Perez (24-7) vs. Amir Albazi (15-1) (Flyweight)
Bout 1: Bruno Silva (22-8) vs. Albert Duraev (15-4) (Middleweight)