A pair of hard-hitting bantamweights will throw down in February at UFC 271.
Combate was the first to report the news that Douglas Silva de Andrade will fight Sergey Morozov at the PPV event on February 12, 2022. Morozov would later confirm the booking via social media.
Silva de Andrade (27-4) is hot off a Performance of the Night knockout of Gaetano Pirrello last week at UFC Vegas 38. The victory marked the second Performance bonus of Silva de Andrade’s Ultimate Fighting Championship career. The Brazilan also returned to the bantamweight fight after going 1-1 at featherweight. Silva de Andrade is 5-4 in the promotion with losses to Petr Yan and Rob Font.
In his last outing, Sergey Morozov (17-4) picked up his first UFC win, defeating Khalid Taha via a unanimous decision. The Kazakhstan fighter lost his UFC debut to highly touted Umar Nurmagomedov in January on ‘Fight Island.’ Morozov is a former M-1 bantamweight champion with nine finishes to his name.
No location, venue, or broadcast plan has been officially announced for the Febuary 12 UFC pay-per-view. However, the highly anticipated middleweight championship rematch between Israel Adesanya and Robert Whittaker is rumored to headline the event.
UFC 271 currently looks like this:
- Douglas Silva de Andrade vs. Sergey Morozov
- AJ Dobson vs. Jacob Malkoun