Jungle Fight Champ Lucas Almeida Meets Daniel Zellhuber at Contender Series on Sept. 28

By: Marcelo Alonso
May 26, 2021

Undefeated Brazilian lightweight prospect Lucas Almeida has will get his chance to earn a UFC contract on Season 5 of Dana White’s Contender Series.

The undefeated champion of Jungle Fight will face Daniel Zellhuber on Sept. 28. The matchup was confirmed by Team Nogueira, where Almeida trains. With eight wins via KO or TKO and four by submission, Almeida champion hold his camp with UFC flyweight champion Deiveson Figueiredo in Belém, Brazil.

According to Combate.com, two other Brazilians were also confirmed for the Contender Series. Hugo Cunha will face Slovakia’s Martin Buday in a heavyweight tilt on Oct. 12. The 28-year-old Cunha owns a 6-0 career mark, while Buday is 7-1 as a pro.

Meanwhile, “The Ultimate Fighter Brazil” Season 4 cast member Bruno Rodrigues Mesquita will get another chance in the Octagon after falling to Maheus Nicolau in his lone appearance at UFC Fight Night 77 in November 2015. Korea will square off with Carlos Vergara, who is on a four-bout winning streak, in a flyweight bout on Sept. 7.

« Previous Next »


GRRRR!!!More on Sherdog.com Mobile