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UFC reportedly targetting Drew Dober vs Diego Ferreira for November 7 card

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Soumik Datta
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Modified 13 Sep 2020, 00:40 IST
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According to reports, an exciting lightweight bout has reportedly been confirmed for the UFC on November 7 card, as Diego Ferreira is expected to meet Drew Dober in the 155-lb division.

The report of the fight was initially broken by ESPN after Marc Raimondi confirmed on Twitter that the UFC is finalizing the bout between the lightweight pair after multiple sources told the same to ESPN.

Diego Ferreira vs Drew Dober reportedly in the works for UFC on November 7

Diego Ferreira has been with the UFC for almost six years now and within this time span, the Brazilian fighter has shared the Octagon with some notable names including former champion Dustin Poirier, Beneil Dariush, and very recently, also defeated Anthony Pettis at UFC 246, via second-round submission.

As for his opponent, Drew Dober, the 31-year-old last competed in May when he secured a vital win over Alexander Hernandez as part of the UFC Fight Night: Smith vs Teixeira undercard. Prior to that fight, Dober also shared the UFC 246 card with Diego Ferreira when the former defeated Nasrat Haqparast, via first-round KO. The win earned Drew Dober a Performance of the Night award.

Drew Dober and Diego Ferreira were initially set for a face-off in May, as part of the UFC Fight Night: Hermansson vs. Weidman event, however, UFC President Dana White announced that the event was postponed to a future date and it looks like the two lightweight fighters are finally set to collide in November.

What to expect from the UFC on November 7 card?

As things stand, the UFC on November 7 card doesn't have an official main event, however, multiple fights have reportedly been booked for the Fight Night card. Claudia Gadelha and Yan Xiaonan are expected to meet at the event, whereas, the Brendan Allen and Ian Heinisch fight is once again on schedule for November 7.

Published 13 Sep 2020, 00:40 IST
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