Themba Gorimbo vs Ramiz Brahimaj at UFC Fight Night, May 18

So, Themba Gorimbo’s gearing up for another go in the Octagon. This time, it’s happening a tad over three months since he last celebrated a win in the UFC. He’s set to throw down with Ramiz Brahimaj. Their face-off? It’s penciled in for a UFC Fight Night on May 18, right at the heart of the UFC Apex in Vegas. Oh, and guess who spilled the beans first? Marcel Dorff over at Eurosport_Nl. Brahimaj himself gave it a nod on his socials.

But wait, there’s more on that card. We’ve got Vanessa Demopoulos squaring off against Emily Ducote. Then, Luana Pinheiro is taking on Angela Hill. And don’t miss Hailey Cowan versus Tamires Vidal. It’s shaping up to be quite the night.

Now, about Gorimbo. He’s walking into this with a 12-4 record, riding the high from knocking out Pete Rodriguez and Takashi Sato. But let’s not forget, he did hit a snag with a Round 2 submission loss to A.J. Fletcher in his UFC debut. That was a tough night at UFC Fight Night 219.

On the flip side, we’ve got Brahimaj. His record’s sitting at 10-4, and he’s split down the middle in his UFC stint so far. Last we saw, he snagged a Round 1 submission win over Micheal Gillmore back in 2022. But, life’s thrown some curveballs his way with injuries keeping him out of the game for a bit. Still, the dude’s a submission wizard, with a knack for wrapping things up early—10 wins, all by submission, and nearly all in the first round. Talk about making a statement.

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