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.
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