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A light heavyweight matchup is on tap for the UFC’s May 23 event.

Brazil’s Klidson Abreu will return to action to take on UFC sophomore Jamahal Hill. The fight will be a part of the promotion’s fourth of four events scheduled to take place in 15 days.

Saturday, a person with knowledge of the booking informed MMA Junkie of the plan. The person asked to remain anonymous as the promotion has yet to make an official announcement. MMA Fighting was the first to report the booking.

While the UFC is hosting events in Jacksonville, Fla. on May 9, May 13, and May 16, the May 23 event does not yet have an official location.

Hill (7-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) returns to action for the first time since a successful UFC debut at UFC on ESPN+ 24 in January. That night, Hill defeated Darko Stosic by unanimous decision.

As for Abreu (15-4 MMA, 2-1 UFC), the 27-year-old fighter will look to punch his ticket back into the win column. After splitting his first two UFC outings, Abreu lost a close November 2019 split decision to Shamil Gamzatov. Abreu was previously booked to fight Gadzhimurad Antigulov as part of the UFC’s June 13 debut in Kazakhstan, prior to the global coronavirus outbreak.

With the addition, the UFC lineup for May 23 includes:

  • Hannah Cifers vs. Mackenzie Dern
  • Klidson Abreu vs. Jamahal Hill





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