The UFC is revisiting a previous middleweight booking for UFC on ESPN+ 5.
UFC on ESPN+ 5 takes place March 16 at The O2 in London. The main card streams on ESPN+.
Breese (11-1 MMA, 4-1 UFC) was scheduled to face Ferreira (13-7 MMA, 9-5 UFC) this past November at UFC Fight Night 140. But an injury forced him to withdraw from the event, and newcomer Ian Heinisch was booked in his place.
Ferreira wound up losing a decision to the gutsy Heinisch, and now, he faces Breese, who most recently stopped Dan Kelly this past May. Overall, Breese has only fallen short once in the octagon over five bouts. Ferreira, the winner of “TUF Brazil 1,” is 2-2 in his past four outings.
The latest UFC on ESPN+ 5 lineup now includes:
- Volkan Oezdemir vs. Dominick Reyes
- Danny Roberts vs. Claudio Silva
- Priscila Cachoeira vs. Molly McCann
- Jack Marshman vs. John Phillips
- Tom Breese vs. Cezar Ferreira
- Saparbeg Safarov vs. Gokhan Saki
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Source: USA Today – MMA Junkie
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