Leonardo Santos vs. Grant Dawson targeted for UFC Fight Night on March 20

Grant Dawson will draw a stern test in his light-weight launching.

Dawson (16-1 Mixed Martial Arts, 4-0 UFC) deals with Leonardo Santos (18-3-1 Mixed Martial Arts, 7-0-1 UFC) at UFC Battle Night on March 20, which does not presently have actually an openly revealed area or place.

2 individuals with understanding of the match verified to Mixed Martial Arts Addict on Wednesday that the bout is close to settled however asked to stay confidential because the promo has yet to make a main statement.

Presently riding a seven-fight winning streak, 26-year-old Dawson is among the brightest young potential customers in the UFC. The Dana White’s Competitor Series graduate has actually begun his UFC period at 4-0, most just recently out-grappling Nad Narimani in July.

Considering that returning from a nearly three-year layoff, Santos has actually gotten back-to-back wins with a knockout of Steven Ray and most just recently a unanimous choice over Roman Bogatov at UFC 251 in July. Likewise unbeaten in the octagon, the Brazilian has actually won his previous 6 in a row.

With the addition, the UFC Battle Night on March 20 lineup consists of:

  • Derek Brunson vs. Kevin Holland

  • Cheyanne Purchases vs. Kay Hansen

  • Julia Avila vs. Julija Stoliarenko

  • Max Griffin vs. Tune Kenan

  • Gustavo Lopez vs. Adrian Yanez

  • Dricus Du Plessis vs. Trevin Giles

  • Paul Craig vs. Jamahal Hill

  • Don’Tale Mayes vs. Tai Tuivasa

  • Grant Dawson vs. Leonardo Santos

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.