UAE Warriors champion Bruno Machado gets new opponent for title defense in Abu Dhabi


UFC Warriors lightweight champion Bruno Machado now has a new opponent. Yun Jae Jung will replace Martun Mozhlumyan in Abu Dhabi on February. 25, MMA Fighting learned. Mezhlumyan withdrew due to illness.

The Etihad Arena, Abu Dhabi will host the

UAE Warriors 36. Co-main event: 2019 PFL champ Emiliano Sordi will attempt to end a 4-fight losing streak and make his promotion debut against Asylzhanbakhytzhanuly.

Machado (15-9) is set to make his return to the cages after going the distance with former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva in a boxing exhibition in Dubai this past May. With five stops, the 155-pounder has a winning streak of six fights in MMA.

Jung (8-2-1) makes his promotional debut after claiming the Double G welterweight crown in his native Seoul, South Korea, in May 2022. Jung score half his wins by way of submission, including three rear-naked choke finishes.