Combate was the first to report the middleweight booking. While
the report claims the contest will serve as the main event, the UFC
has yet to formally announce the bout or its placement on the card.
UFC Fight Night 118 takes place at Ergo Arena in Gdansk, Poland, on
Oct. 21 and streams in its entirety on UFC Fight Pass.
A longtime veteran of the Konfrontacja Sztuk Walki promotion,
Materla enters his promotional debut with a 24-5 career mark.
“Magic” last appeared at KSW 36 on Oct. 1, 2016, when he knocked
out UFC veteran Rousimar
Palhares in the second frame. Materla was
arrested in Poland late last year for alleged ties to organized
Santos, meanwhile, is riding the momentum of a two-fight winning
streak following back-to-back TKO triumphs over Gerald
Meerschaert and Jack
Marshman. “Marreta” is 7-4 during his tenure with the Las