Bruno Machado met Anderson Silva in a boxing match in 2022.
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MMA Fighting has learned that UFC Warriors lightweight champion Bruno Machado has a new opponent in his upcoming title defense in Abu Dhabi on February 25 as Yun Jae Jung replaces Martun Mezhlumyan. Mezhlumyan withdrew due to illness.
UAE Warriors 36 will be held at the Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi.Co-main event will see 2019 PFL champions emiliano soldi Trying to break a four-match winless streak, made his debut against Asylzhan Bakhytzhanuly.
Machado (15-9) to return to cage after distance from former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva At the Boxing Show in Dubai in May this year. The 155-pound fighter has six straight wins in mixed martial arts, including five stoppages.
Jung (8-2-1) made his debut in May 2022 after winning the double-G welterweight title in his native Seoul, South Korea. Half of Jung’s victories came through submission, including three rear-naked chokes.