Kleydson Rodrigues vs. Heili Alateng Joins UFC Fight Night 241 Lineup

Oh boy, get ready for a bantamweight showdown that’s got everyone buzzing. We’re talking about a match that’s just been added to UFC Fight Night 241. And it’s gonna be a sizzler.

So, who’s stepping into the octagon? From China, we’ve got Heili Alateng. His record? 16 wins, 9 losses, and 2 draws. He’s facing off against Brazil’s own Kleydson Rodrigues, who’s coming in with 8 wins and 3 losses. This three-round clash is set for May 18 at the Apex in Las Vegas. And guess what? Alateng’s crew at Iridium Sports Agency spilled the beans first on X (you know, the artist formerly known as Twitter). Rodrigues wasn’t far behind, confirming the matchup on his Insta.

Rodrigues is itching for a comeback. After a submission loss to Farid Basharat last September, he’s hungry for victory. His UFC journey’s been a rollercoaster, with a 1-2 record that includes a loss to C.J. Vergara and a knockout win over Shannon Ross.

On the flip side, Alateng’s stepping in after a unanimous decision loss to Chris Gutierrez. That defeat ended a sweet three-fight unbeaten streak. But don’t count him out. He’s got victories over Chad Anheliger, Kevin Croom, and Ryan Benoit under his belt.

And there’s more! UFC Fight Night 241 isn’t just about Alateng and Rodrigues. The main event? A featherweight clash between Edson Barboza and Lerone Murphy. Plus, we’ve got Tatsuro Taira vs. Tim Elliott, Adrian Yanez vs. Vinicius Salvador, and a bunch more fights that promise to keep you on the edge of your seat. All this action is going down at the UFC Apex in Vegas. Can’t wait!

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