Fernando Padilla makes UFC debut vs. Sean Soriano on Oct. 2 card
A featherweight prospect from Mexico will make his UFC debut this fall.
Fernando Padilla (14-4 MMA, 0-0 UFC) can have his first combat in opposition to Sean Soriano (14-7 MMA, 0-4 UFC) on the UFC’s Oct. 2 card. An individual with information of the matchup confirmed the reserving to MMA Junkie after an preliminary report from UFC broadcast accomplice ESPN.
The UFC’s Oct. 2 card doesn’t but have a publicly introduced venue or location, however is prone to air and stream on a mixture of ESPN and ESPN+.
Padilla has received 4 of his previous fie fights, together with a pair of victories below the LFA banner. In Might, he completed Cameron Graves with a second-round TKO to win the Fury FC featherweight title. The occasion got here the evening earlier than UFC 262 in Houston, and UFC president Dana White was in attendance scouting fighters. He signed Padilla after his win.
Soriano nonetheless is seeking his first UFC win. He returned to the promotion for his second stint in Might on a three-fight profitable streak, however was submitted by Christos Giagos with a second-round D’Arce choke at UFC 262.
In Soriano’s first stint with the corporate, he went 0-3 in 2014-2015 after an 8-0 begin to his professional profession. After his launch, he fought for the likes of Legacy FC, CES MMA and CFFC earlier than working his means again to the majors.
With the addition, the UFC’s Oct. 2 lineup now consists of: