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Diego Lopes vs. Pat Sabatini Set to Ignite UFC 295 at Madison Square Garden

The Octagon is set to blaze with anticipation as rising featherweight star Diego Lopes prepares for his third UFC showdown. Lopes (22-6) is slated to face off against the formidable Pat Sabatini (18-4) on November 11 at UFC 295, marking the promotion's return to the iconic Madison Square Garden in New York.

Diego Lopes, at just 28 years old, grabbed the spotlight when he accepted a short-notice bout against ranked contender Movsar Evloev at UFC 288 in May. Despite a unanimous decision loss, Lopes demonstrated his mettle by pushing one of the promotion's top featherweights to the limit, showcasing his grappling prowess. Lopes swiftly rebounded in his second UFC appearance, dispatching Gavin Tucker in a mere 98 seconds.

Pat Sabatini, aged 32, has quietly asserted his dominance in the UFC, aside from a swift TKO loss to Damon Jackson in September 2022. His UFC victories include triumphs over the likes of Tristan Connelly, Jamall Emmers, Tucker Lutz, T.J. Laramie, and a recent win against Lucas Almeida.

This matchup promises fireworks as Lopes looks to continue his ascent in the featherweight division, while Sabatini seeks to maintain his steady climb up the ranks. With both fighters showcasing remarkable skills and determination, fans can expect a thrilling battle at Madison Square Garden. UFC 295 is an event that promises high-stakes action and unforgettable moments in the cage.


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