Brazil’s Michel Prazeres (26-2 MMA, 10-2 UFC) will welcome Austria’s Ismail Naurdiev (17-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC) to the UFC. Promotion officials recently announced the welterweight matchup will take place at UFC on ESPN+ 3, which takes place Feb. 23 in the Czech Republic at O2 arena in Prague. The entire card streams live on ESPN+. Prazeres was originally expected to face Ramazan Emeev, who was forced to withdraw from the contest with an undisclosed injury. While Prazeres continues to push for an opportunity to return to lightweight after multiple misses at the scales, he instead takes his third consecutive matchup at welterweight.
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