Matt Sayles won his UFC contract three weeks ago on Dana White’s Contender Series 10, and now he has his first official fight inside the Octagon.
Sayles will fight under the bright lights of UFC 227 on pay-per-view in Los Angeles in 145-pound action against Sheymon Moraes. The bout was announced yesterday prior to the opening of Dana White’s Contender Series 12.
UFC 227 goes down live on PPV on August 4th from the Staples Center. Sayles knocked out Yazan Hajeh in under two minutes last month to earn his UFC contract. Moraes’ last fight saw him suffer a submission loss to Zabit Magomedsharipov in November.
You can check out the UFC 227 fight card below:
- T.J. Dillashaw vs. Cody Garbrandt
- Demetrious Johnson vs. Henry Cejudo
- Alexander Gustafsson vs. Volkan Oezdemir
- J.J. Aldrich vs. Polyana Viana
- Renato Moicano vs. Cub Swanson
- Antonio Carlos Junior vs. TBA
- Benito Lopez vs. Ricky Simon
- Brett Johns vs. Pedro Munhoz
- Irene Aldana vs. Bethe Correia
- Kyung Ho Kang vs. Ricardo Ramos
- Danielle Taylor vs. Weili Zhang
- Wuliji Buren vs. Bharat Kandare
- Sheymon Moraes vs. Matt Sayles
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