Modestas Bukauskas has a date and opponent set for his octagon debut.

The previous Cage Warriors gentle heavyweight titleholder is scheduled to face Vinicius Moreira at UFC’s Struggle Evening present in Abu Dhabi, UAE, on July 15, a number of folks with information of the reserving instructed MMA Preventing. Combate first reported the information.

Bukauskas (10-2) inked an unique cope with the UFC after capturing and defending the Cage Warriors belt in 2019, knocking out Marthin Hamlet Nielsen and Riccardo Nosiglia in successive bouts. The Lithuania-native is on a six-fight streak of finishes.

Moreira (9-4), who joined the UFC after submitting John Allan at Dana White’s Contender Sequence in 2018, is in determined want for a win after going 0-Three within the UFC with losses to Alonzo Menifield, Eryk Anders and Paul Craig this previous yr.

The July 15 UFC present is a part of the corporate’s “Struggle Island” sequence at Yas Island, UAE, and at the moment consists of Carla Esparza vs. Marina Rodriguez and Ariane Lipski vs. Luana Carolina.