Joel Alvarez will get a big opportunity when he meets a ranked opponent.
Alvarez (18-2 MMA, 3-1 UFC) faces Thiago Moises (15-5 MMA, 4-3 UFC) at UFC Fight Night on Nov. 13, which takes place at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. A person with knowledge of the situation confirmed the booking to MMA Junkie after an initial post by Alvarez on social media.
After dropping his promotional debut, Spain’s Alvarez has won his past three in a row. The 28-year-old, who’s never gone the distance in his professional MMA career, is coming off a first-round armbar of Alexander Yakovlev at UFC 254 in October, his 16th career win by submission.
Moises will look to rebound from his submission loss to Islam Makhachev in July, in what was his first UFC headliner. Prior to that, the Contender Series Brazil alum scored three straight wins over Michael Johnson, Bobby Green and Alexander Hernandez.
With the addition, the UFC Fight Night lineup for Nov. 13 includes:
Max Holloway vs. Yair Rodriguez
Philip Lins vs. Ovince Saint Preux
Tucker Lutz vs. Lando Vannata
Marcos Rogerio de Lima vs. Ben Rothwell
Andrea Lee vs. Jessica Eye
Leah Letson vs. Felicia Spencer
Collin Anglin vs. Sean Woodson
Jailton Almeida vs. Danilo Marques
Julio Arce vs. Song Yadong
Joel Alvarez vs. Thiago Moises