Rafa Garcia to Welcome Natan Levy to the UFC on November 20

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - MARCH 13: (R-L) Rafa Garcia of Mexico punches Nasrat Haqparast of Germany in a lightweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on March 13, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Former Combate Americas champion Rafa Garcia will welcome Contender Series veteran Natan Levy to the UFC on November 20.

Contender Series veteran Natan Levy will finally be making his UFC debut on November 20 as he takes on Rafa Garcia in a lightweight bout.  MMA Junkie was first to report the news.  Levy later confirmed the bout on social media.

Israel’s Natan Levy (6-0) has been waiting patiently for his opportunity to make his official debut after winning a UFC contract last year when he stepped in as a replacement on Dana White’s Contender Series.  The undefeated LFA veteran was previously scheduled to fight Austin Hubbard in April but an injury forced him to withdraw from the bout.  The fight on November 20 will be a little over a year since his last bout.

Rafa Garcia (12-2) will be looking to return to form after back-to-back losses. “Gifted” emerged as one of the top prospects to come out of Mexico following an undefeated run that saw him cement himself as the best fighter in Combate Global.  Garcia made his debut in the UFC on short notice and dropped a decision to Nasrat Haqparast in March and in July he came up short against Chris Gruetzemacher.  Previously training in Southern California, Garcia has recently been training in Denver, Colorado with the likes of Justin Gaethje and others.

No main event for the November 20 card has officially been announced.  The event is expected to take place at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas.