The Brazilian has been reserved against experienced Canadian light weight John Makdessi for its Dec. 8 card at Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and couldn’t even be excited because of it. Last month speaking with MMA Struggling, Ferreira clarified this matchup was going to be great because of his career.
“I wanted to fight him for a little while, I said ‘I would really like to fight with this person one day,’ and looks like God heard me because he put him into my own way,” Ferreira said at the moment. “I enjoy because I get to work in my Boxing, and that’s where I need more work, facing strikers. He’s very volatile, and that made me train harder to win and move up the standing. It’SA struggle for mepersonally. ”
Less than 24 hours after, it was reported that Makdessi was forced out of this card due to an injury, along with fellow Canadian ability Jesse Ronson had agreed to restore him on 10 days’ note making his return to the promotion four years after his very first UFC run.
It would change a week after if you are too heavy since Ronson was pulled from the card during fight. Ferreira was, but maintained cutting on back , trusting matchmakers would locate yet another rival to put in the cage against him.
With a little over 72 hours to compete, 27-year-old Canadian prospect Kyle Nelson took the call, stepping up to handle Ferreira at the Scotiabank Arena.
On Friday morning, Nelson made weight in 155.5 lbs.
Ferreira (13 2 ) enters the struggle coming off back-to-back successes over Olivier Aubin-Mercier along with Jared Gordon. Nelson (121 ), on the other hand, makes his UFC debut on three days notice after winning six in a row at the regional circuit, competing in both feather weight and light weight.
In the long run, Ferreira wants to find a win and move to better and bigger things — he knows who he wants adjacent in the Octagon for him closer to the upper 5 of the division that is light weight.