Mounir Lazzez vs. Gabriel Bonfim added to UFC 283 in Rio

UFC 283 has its first official fight.

Mounir Lazzez (11-2 MMA, 2-1 UFC) will take on Gabriel Bonfim (13-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) on Jan. 21 at Jeunesse Arena in Rio de Janeiro.

A person with knowledge of the situation confirmed the booking to MMA Junkie after an initial report by Bonfim’s management on social media.

Winner of four of his past five, Tunisia’s Lazzez rebounded from his loss to Warlley Alves in January 2021 by sweeping the judges’ scorecards against Ange Loosa in a striking clinic at UFC on ESPN 34 in April.

Bonfim will make his UFC debut at home against elite striker Lazzez. The undefeated Brazilian punched his ticket to the UFC earlier this month when he submitted Trey Waters by Von Flue choke at Dana White’s Contender Series 53.


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Story originally appeared on MMA Junkie