Drakkar Klose vs. Carlos Diego Ferreira Set for UFC 277

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Carlos Diego Ferreira, UFC
Diego Ferreira, UFC Vegas 45 weigh-in Credit: Alex Behunin/Cageside Press

July’s second Pay-Per-View, UFC 277, has added a lightweight showdown.

Drakkar Klose (12-2-1) and Carlos Diego Ferreira (17-5) are set to face off at the event, scheduled for July 30, 2022 at a location yet to be announced.

Klose confirmed the booking on social media Thursday, following an initial report by Ariel Helwani of MMA Fighting.

Michigan native Klose got back into the win column in a big way last month, finishing Brandon Jenkins to capture a Performance of the Night bonus. The fight was the first for Klose in over two years, thanks in part to a shove at weigh-ins by Jeremy Stephens ahead of their planned showdown at UFC on ESPN 22 last April. Klose was left dealing with a neck injury; Stephens has since been released by the UFC and debuted for the PFL.

Brazil’s Diego Ferreira is badly in need of a win come July. The former Legacy FC lightweight champion joined the UFC in 2014 and got off to a very good start. From 2016 to 2020, he embarked on a six-fight wins streak that included a win over former champion Anthony Pettis.

During the pandemic era, however, Ferreira has struggled, losing three straight fights. Most recently, he suffered a TKO loss at the hands of former KSW star Mateusz Gamrot.

UFC 277 currently has the following fights attached:

  • Brandon Moreno vs. Kai Kara-France – for the UFC interim flyweight championship
  • Derrick Lewis vs. Sergei Pavlovich
  • Magomed Ankalaev vs. Anthony Smith
  • Luke Rockhold vs. Paulo Costa
  • Ramiz Brahimaj vs. Michael Morales
  • Drakkar Klose vs. Carlos Diego Ferreira

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