Featherweights Mark Eddiva and Edimilson Souza collide at UFC Fight Night 42

UFC officials recently announced that verbal agreements are in place for a match-up between the Philippines’ Mark Eddiva (6-0) and Brazil’s Edimilson Souza (14-3) at UFC Fight Night 42.

Headlined by a Light Heavyweight bout between current TUF: Brazil 3 coaches Wanderlei Silva and Chael Sonnen, the event takes place at the Ginásio do Ibirapuera in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Team Lakay’s Eddiva is coming off a promotional debut victory over Chinese superstar Jumabieke Tuerxun at the TUF: China Finale in March. Prior to that win, which saw the former URCC champ go to the judges’ scorecards for the first time in his career as well, the 28-year-old was inactive in pro MMA competition for over three years.

Edimilson “Kevin” Souza is also coming off a win in his UFC debut. At UFC Fight Night 28 in September, in his home country of Brazil, he scored a split-decision victory over Felipe Arantes. 12 of the 29-year-old 14 victories have ended via knockout.

With the addition, the updated UFC Fight Night 42 line-up now includes:

  • Wanderlei Silva vs. Chael Sonnen
  • Paulo Thiago vs. Gasan Umalatov
  • Mark Eddiva vs. Edimilson Souza
  • Elias Silverio vs. Ernest Chavez
  • Demian Maia vs. Mike Pierce


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Author:Thinesh John

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