Steven Peterson Set to Return at UFC San Antonio Against Lucas Alexander

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - FEBRUARY 05: (R-L) Steven Peterson battles Julian Erosa in their featherweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on February 05, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)

Steven “Ocho” Peterson will make his highly anticipated return to the UFC octagon later this year.

Peterson (19-10) will be met by rising prospect Lucas Alexander (7-3), a Brazilian striker still in search of his first win with the promotion. The featherweight clash is set to take place at a UFC Fight Night on March 25, 2023 in San Antonio, Texas — and has all the makings of a “Fight of the Night” candidate. 

Steven Peterson is known to be one of the most violent fighters on the UFC roster, having secured a “Performance of the Night” bonus for his vicious spinning back fist knockout of Martin Bravo, in addition to receiving “Fight of the Night” honors in both his UFC debut, and his most recent bout with Julian Erosa last February. Though both fights resulted in narrow decision losses for “Ocho”, Peterson’s fast paced striking style and ‘kill or be killed’ mentality has helped him to become a fan favorite amongst hardcore MMA fans.

Alexander will be looking to bounce back from a loss to Joanderson Brito in his promotional debut last year. Prior to that he had won five straight, including a victory over UFC vet Jacob Kilburn as part of Anthony Pettis FC 1.

UFC San Antonio takes place at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas on March 25. The following bouts have been reported for the event:

  • Maycee Barber vs. Andrea Lee
  • Chidi Njokuani vs. Albert Duraev
  • C.J. Vergara vs. Daniel da Silva
  • Holly Holm vs. Yana Kunitskaya
  • Alex Perez vs. Manel Kape
  • Sean Brady vs. Michel Pereira
  • Daniel Pineda vs. Tucker Lutz
  • Trevin Giles vs. Preston Parsons
  • Alex Caceres vs. Nate Landwehr
  • Steven Peterson vs. Lucas Alexander