Warlley Alves vs. Ramazan Emeev Set For June 26 UFC Event

ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - JANUARY 19: Warlley Alves of Brazil poses on the scale during the UFC weigh-in at Etihad Arena on UFC Fight Island on January 19, 2021 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

A pair of UFC welterweights will collide this June. Including a TUF winner.

MMA Fighting was the first to report the news that The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 3 winner Warlley Alves will fight Ramazan Emmev on June 26 at a yet-to-be-announced UFC event. Both fighters would subsequently confirm the booking on their Instagram Stories.

Alves (14-4) returned in fantastic fashion early this year on ‘Fight Island.’ He finished hot prospect Mounir Lazzez in less than three minutes with a body kick. The TKO of Lazzez earned the Brazilian a Performance of the Night bonus. Alves had been out of action for 14 months prior.

Emeev (20-4) was also victorious on ‘Fight Island’ in January. A week before Alves finished Lazzez, Emeev defeated David Zawada via a split decision. The win was his second in a row and boosted him to 5-1 in the UFC. The Russian is a former M-1 middleweight champion.

With the latest addition, the UFC’s June 26 fight card now includes the following match-ups:

  • Ciryl Gane vs. Alexander Volkov
  • Raoni Barcelos vs. Timur Valiev
  • Maxim Grishin vs. Ovince Saint Preux
  • Anthony Hernandez vs. Punahele Soriano
  • Tim Elliott vs. Su Mudaerji
  • Michel Prazeres vs. Shavkat Rakhmonov
  • Justin Jaynes vs. Charles Rosa
  • Danilo Marques vs. Ed Herman
  • Isaac Villanueva vs. Marcin Prachnio
  • Warlley Alves vs. Ramazan Emeev