Fabio Maldonado will get back in action at UFC on Fuel 3 as he steps in on short notice to face Igor Pokrajac on the May 15 card.

UFC officials confirmed the fight on Tuesday.

A heavy hitter with a boxing background, Maldonado made an impressive debut with a TKO over British fighter James McSweeney, but fell short by close decision to Kyle Kingsbury in his next fight.

Maldonado was expected to return first in October of last year and then in January before injuries took him out of the bouts both times.

Now the Brazilian will try to stay healthy as he faces fellow striker, Igor Pokrajac, in a bout on the UFC on Fuel 3 card taking place on May 15 in Fairfax, Virginia.

view original article >>

Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

Anderson Silva steps up to fight Daniel Cormier at UFC 200

  • 16 days ago
  • 55 views

After a earth-shattering last 24 hours, Daniel Cormier found an opponent for UFC 200: UFC legend Anderson "The Spider" Silva. Here's how it all came together and what Silva said about his fight. read news >>

Lorenz Larkin Steps in for Short-Notice Fight with Neil Magny at UFC 202

  • 10 days ago
  • 7 views

Lorenz Larkin has agreed to take a short-notice fight with Neil Magny at UFC 202. read news >>

Mizuki Inoue Steps in as Late Replacement at Invicta FC 18

  • 9 days ago
  • 7 views

Invicta Fighting Championships has announced that Mizuki Inoue as the replacement for undefeated Indian fighter Manjit Kolekar at Invicta FC 18: Grasso vs. Esquibel. read news >>

Fedor Emelianenko’s Win Over Fabio Maldonado Overturned, but Russians Refuse Decision

  • 8 days ago
  • 389 views

Fedor Emelianenko's recent victory over UFC veteran Fabio Maldonado has been changed to a unanimous draw. read news >>