Kris Moutinho has his second UFC combat booked.
A Massachusetts-based bantamweight, Moutinho (9-5 MMA, 0-1 UFC) is ready to return Oct. 23 towards Aaron Phillips (12-4 MMA, 0-3 UFC) at a location and venue to be introduced.
Two folks with information of the matchup just lately knowledgeable MMA Junkie of the reserving however requested to stay nameless because the promotion has but to make an official announcement.
In July, Moutinho made his promotional debut at UFC 264 when he misplaced a hard-fought battle towards Sean O’Malley. Though he was completed with strikes in Spherical 3, Moutinho gained a cult-like following for his sudden, short-notice look within the worldwide highlight – and his zombie-like skill to take O’Malley’s pictures.
Phillips, 32, seeks his first UFC victory in his second stint. After a five-year rebuild on the regional scene, Phillips returned to the UFC in July 2020. He misplaced through second-round submission to Jack Shore. Phillips was booked for October towards Adrian Yanez however withdrew attributable to harm. He was then rescheduled for July 2021 towards Cameron Else, however his opponent withdrew and the combat was canceled.
With the addition, the UFC Combat Night time lineup for Oct. 23 contains:
- Paulo Costa vs. Marvin Vettori
- Randa Markos vs. Livinha Souza
- Daniel Lacerda vs. Jeff Molina
- Jessica-Rose Clark vs. Joselyne Edwards
- Jun Yong Park vs. Gregory Rodrigues
- Mason Jones vs. Alan Patrick
- Kris Moutinho vs. Aaron Phillips