Godofredo Pepey faces Abdul Abdouraguimov for Ares FC 170-pound title

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UFC veteran Godofredo Pepey will be back in action for the first time in nearly three years.

Pepey (14-6-1). announced today.

Pepey, who has fought most of his career at the featherweight, will make his welterweight debut. The “Ultimate Fighter: Brazil” runner-up scored notable finishes from Noad Lahat and Andre Fili before parting ways with the UFC in 2018. The 34-year-old has since transitioned to lightweight and scored an armband first round. former UFC compatriot Alexander Torres at BRAVE CF 15 in 2018 and saw his RCC Intro 3 headliner against Pavel Gordeev in 2019 end in a draw after a groin strike on him. prevented to continue.

Since losing his welterweight title to BRAVE CF in his first career loss in October 2019, Abduragimov has put an end to his last three opponents. The 26-year-old made his ARES debut in December, when he subdued Luciano Contini in the first round.

The ARES FC 3 range includes:

  • Abdoul Abdouraguimov v Godofredo Pepey – for inuagural welterweight title
  • Danilo Suzart v Marsel Sychev – for the inaugural heavyweight title

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