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
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
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.