Lucas Almeida vs. Timothy Cuamba Set for UFC Fight Night June 15

Oh boy, get ready for this. A featherweight showdown’s hitting the Vegas strip. Yeah, you heard it right. Two alums from Dana White’s Contender Series are about to throw down. It’s all going down at the UFC Apex, come June 15.

Now, here’s the scoop. Lucas Almeida, rocking a 14-3 record, is set to tangle with Timothy Cuamba, who’s notched an 8-2 record. And guess what? It’s Cuamba’s featherweight debut under the bright lights of the UFC. This juicy tidbit? It first popped up on X, you know, the artist formerly known as Twitter, courtesy of MMAHeads. Almeida himself gave it the ol’ nod on his socials.

Let’s talk Almeida for a sec. After kicking off his UFC journey with a bang against Michael Trizano last June, things… well, they’ve seen better days. He hit a bump, or two, to be exact. First, Pat Sabitini got the better of him with an arm-triangle choke. Then, Andre Fili showed him the door with a TKO. Both stings were in 2023, with the Fili fiasco at UFC 296 last December.

Switching gears to Cuamba. His UFC welcome party? A split-decision heartbreaker against Bolaji Oki. And that was on short notice, stepping up to lightweight at UFC Fight Night 236 in February.

But hey, there’s more on the menu for Fight Night. Alex Perez and Tagir Ulanbekov are gonna duke it out flyweight style. And for the middleweight appetite, Ikram Aliskerov squares off against Andre Muniz. So, mark your calendars, folks. This one’s shaping up to be a sizzler.

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