Miguel Baeza vs. Dhiego Lima on tap for April 16 UFC event

    The UFCโ€™s April schedule has added an exciting welterweight matchup.

    Miguel Baeza and Dhiego Lima will square off at the UFCโ€™s April 16 event at a location and venue yet to be announced. Sources with knowledge of the promotionโ€™s plans confirmed the booking to MMA Fighting following an initial report from Best Fight Picks. Lima subsequently revealed the pairing on social media.

    Both fighters will look to snap a two-fight skid in one of the UFCโ€™s loaded divisions.

    After a 10-0 start to his pro career, Baeza dropped a hard-fought unanimous decision to Santiago Ponzinibbio in one of 2021โ€™s most entertaining bouts at UFC Vegas 28. โ€œCaramel Thunderโ€ returned to the octagon in November and was stopped in the third round by Khaos Williams at UFC Vegas 42.

    Lima entered 2021 on a three-fight winning streak before dropping a unanimous decision to Belal Muhammad at UFC 258 in February. The 31-year-old went on to face Matt Brown at UFC Vegas 29 and was knocked out by a vicious right hand in the second round.

    Lima is currently 3-4 since returning to the UFC after earning a slot in the finals during the comeback season of The Ultimate Fighter in 2017.

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