Who is Diego Lopes signed multi-year deal with UFC?

MMA fans are eagerly waiting for UFC 295 which is just around the corner. The headliner features Jon Jones and Stipe Miocic battling it out for the UFC heavyweight title.

Amid all speculations regarding the coming events, an intriguing featherweight showdown has recently come to light. Fans will soon see Pat Sabatini and Diego Lopes look horns at UFC 295.

Diego Lopes signs with UFC

Diego Lopes is a Brazilian MMA fighter and coach. Lopes has rapidly risen through the ranks. He is fresh from a triangle-armbar submission against Gavin Tucker at the UFC Nashville. At only 28 years of age, Lopes is making waves in the octagon. Moreover, Lopes is also the coach of women’s flyweight division’s Alexa Grasso.

Diego Lopers has further solidified his commitment to the UFC by inking a new multi-fight contract. As the featherweight clash between Sabatini and Lopes looms on the horizon, UFC 295 is shaping up to be an electrifying event. It is a stacked card that promises to deliver intense action and unforgettable moments.

Lopes announced on X (formerly Twitter) regarding the signing of his new contract and the upcoming fight against Pat Zabatini. The Brazilian has signed a new multi-fight deal with the UFC. Lopes was unsuccessful at his Contender Series debut. His UFC debut was against Movsar Evloev in an exciting fight, that landed him in a contract with the UFC. His second fight against Gavin Tucker showed Lopes’ high-level grappling.

On the flip side, Pat Sabatini showcased his resilience and determination at UFC Vegas 75 in June. He secured a second-round submission victory over Lucas Almeida. This remarkable rebound came after a loss suffered at the hands of Damon Jackson in September 2022. Sabatini’s ability to bounce back has earned him respect in the combat sports community.

Lopes to feature on UFC 295 card

Diego Lopes will make his Maddison Square Garden debut against Pat Zabatani. The event is headlined by a heavyweight title bout between Jon Jones and Stipe Miocic. Jessica Andrade and Mackenzie Dern also meet each other in a women’s strawweight fight. No further announcement regarding the fight card was made by the UFC.

The UFC is known to stack up the MSG cards and it remains to be seen what the promotion has in stock for UFC 295. A co-main event that has Leon Edwards and Colby Covington, is expected to generate significant pay-per-view buys. Fans believe Lopes, who is known for his exceptional grappling prowess, has what it takes to trump over Pat Zabatini.

Diego Lopes

The latest MMA event at MSG was the UFC 281 which saw Alex Pereira become the champion of the middleweight division in the UFC. Diego Lopes seems to be a sure-fire guarantee for exciting fights in the upcoming UFC 295. The event will also mark Lopes’ pay-per-view debut.

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