Featherweights Mark Eddiva and Edimilson Souza collide at UFC Fight Night 42

Mark Eddiva

Mark Eddiva

UFC Fight Night 42 in Brazil continues to shape up with the latest addition of a 145-lbs match-up.

UFC officials recently announced that verbal agreements are in place for a match-up between the Philippines’ Mark Eddiva (6-0) and Brazil’s Edimilson Souza (14-3) at UFC Fight Night 42.

Featherweights Mark Eddiva and Edimilson Souza collide at UFC Fight Night 42

Headlined by a Light Heavyweight bout between current TUF: Brazil 3 coaches Wanderlei Silva and Chael Sonnen, the event takes place at the Ginásio do Ibirapuera in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Team Lakay’s Eddiva is coming off a promotional debut victory over Chinese superstar Jumabieke Tuerxun at the TUF: China Finale in March. Prior to that win, which saw the former URCC champ go to the judges’ scorecards for the first time in his career as well, the 28-year-old was inactive in pro MMA competition for over three years.

Edimilson “Kevin” Souza is also coming off a win in his UFC debut. At UFC Fight Night 28 in September, in his home country of Brazil, he scored a split-decision victory over Felipe Arantes. 12 of the 29-year-old 14 victories have ended via knockout.

With the addition, the updated UFC Fight Night 42 line-up now includes:

  • Wanderlei Silva vs. Chael Sonnen
  • Paulo Thiago vs. Gasan Umalatov
  • Mark Eddiva vs. Edimilson Souza
  • Elias Silverio vs. Ernest Chavez
  • Demian Maia vs. Mike Pierce

*Photo credit: Sherdog


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