UFC on ESPN+ 7: Get to know Alex da Silva ahead of St. Petersburg debut

 

A highly touted Brazilian prospect makes his UFC debut this week in Russia.

Alex Da Silva (20-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) takes on Alexander Yakovlev (24-9-1 MMA, 2-4 UFC) on the preliminary card at UFC on ESPN+ 7, which takes place Saturday at Yubileyniy Arena in St. Petersburg. The card streams on ESPN+.

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Ahead of the card, get to know Da Silva, a lightweight fighter who started his pro career 18-0 before suffering his first and only loss two years ago this month.

Full name: Alex da Silva Coelho

Nickname: Leko. It doesn’t have much meaning. It’s just something that people have called me since I was a little kid.

Birthplace: I was born in Icara, state of Santa Catarina, Brazil. I grew up in a neighboring city, Morro da Fumaca. Today, I live in Balneario Camboriu, Santa Catarina.

DOB: 02.04.96

Height/weight: 5-foot-10/lightweight

Team: Astra Fight Team.

Source: USA Today – MMA Junkie

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