Heavyweight motion is heading to “Combat Island” subsequent month.

An individual with information of the promotion’s plans confirmed to MMA Preventing that Justin Tafa will tackle Raphael Pessoa July 25. The occasion will happen on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi.

Pessoa confirmed the reserving on Instagram following an preliminary report from MMA DNA.

Tafa makes his third octagon look and is coming off a powerful first-round TKO win over Juan Adams at UFC 247. “Dangerous Man” made his promotional debut this previous August and was knocked out within the first spherical by Yorgan De Castro at UFC 243. Previous to being signed, Tafa completed his first three skilled bouts through strikes.

Pessoa additionally enters the battle following his first UFC victory. After a first-round submission loss to Cyril Gane this previous August, “Bebezão” bounced again with a unanimous determination win over Jeff Hughes at UFC Singapore two months later.

The UFC’s July 25 occasion might be headlined by a middleweight showdown between Robert Whittaker and Darren Until.