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Michel Pereira Seeks New Opponent as Makhmud Muradov Pulls Out of UFC 301 Clash

Michel Pereira looks out for new opponent for UFC 301
Michel Pereira

Makhmud Muradov's withdrawal from UFC 301 has left Michel Pereira in search of a new opponent for the May 4 event in Rio de Janeiro, following Muradov's announcement of dealing with an infection.

In a recent social media update, Muradov revealed his unfortunate situation, citing an infection that led to the decision, in consultation with his team, to cancel the scheduled bout. On the other hand, Pereira remains committed to training and awaits a replacement opponent for UFC 301.

The event, set to take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, features a compelling lineup with flyweight champion Alexandre Pantoja facing off against Steve Erceg in the pay-per-view main event. Pereira vs. Muradov was anticipated as a pivotal matchup on the card, just before Jose Aldo's highly anticipated return against Jonathan Martinez.

Pereira, with an impressive record of 30 wins, 11 losses, and 2 no-contests, showcased his skills in his last UFC outing, securing his seventh consecutive victory by submitting Michał Oleksiejczuk in a little over a minute. This win marked his second consecutive victory since transitioning full-time to the middleweight division.

As the UFC 301 card undergoes adjustments due to Muradov's withdrawal, fans eagerly await news of Pereira's new opponent, as the Brazilian fighter looks to continue his winning streak and make a statement in the middleweight division.

Stay tuned for updates on the revised UFC 301 lineup.


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