Alex Garcia is headed to the big show. | Brian Townsend/Sherdog.com
A welterweight showdown between promotional debutants is being targeted for UFC Fight Night 33, as Swedish talent Andreas Stahl is expected to meet Alex Garcia at the Dec. 7 event.
Swedish outlet Norran.se broke news of the matchup, and Shedog.com contributor Ryan O’Leary confirmed the booking with Stahl on MMAViking.com.
“It feels great that I finally got a contract with the UFC. It’s a dream I have had long,” said Stahl.
UFC Fight Night 33 takes place at Brisbane Entertainment Centre in Brisbane, Australia, and is headlined by a heavyweight showdown between hard-hitting New Zealander Mark Hunt and former UFC title contender Antonio Silva. The event will also showcase a pivotal light heavyweight co-main event, as Mauricio Rua takes on James Te Huna.
Unbeaten in nine pro outings, Stahl, 25, has already competed twice this year, scoring a March submission victory under the Heroes Fighting Championship banner before knocking out Bulgarian talent Veselin Dimitrov on Sept. 26 in Denmark.
Garcia has tasted defeat just once as a pro and rides a four-fight winning streak into his Octagon debut. The Canadian prospect and Tristar Gym representative last competed on Aug. 17, when he submitted Chris Heatherly with a rear-naked choke at Challenge MMA 2.