UFC adds Elizeu Zaleski vs. Mounir Lazzez to April 16 event


An additional welterweight fight is scheduled for April 16 UFC Fight Night. Elizeu Zaleski will face Mounir Laszez. Multiple people familiar with the matter told MMA Fighting.

The card features Vicente Luque against Belal Muhammad as the headliner. It also includes a pair of 170-pound contests: Miguel Baeza Vs. Dhiego Peru and Rafa Garcia vs. Jesse Ronson.

Zaleski (23-7) dominated Benoit Saint-Denis in his most recent octagon appearance at UFC 267, winning a lopsided decision in Abu Dhabi to return to the winning column following a controversial split decision upset to Muslim Salikhov. Capoeira won 9 of his 11 UFC fights, with 4 finishes.

Lazzez (10-2) will attempt to bounce back from a first-round stoppage defeat to Warlley Alves in his most recent fight in January 2021, dropping his UFC record to 1-1. “The Sniper”, a fighter out of Dubai, scored 80% of his MMA victories by knockout. A rare victory came in his UFC debut against Abdul Razak Alhassan.