A lightweight scrap between Drew Dober and Rafael Alves has been added to UFC 277, which is set to take place at the Madison Square Garden in New York on July 30th.
Dober (24-11-0, 1 NC) has been a member of the UFC roster since 2013 and has gone 10-7 with 1 NC under the promotion. During that time he has defeated the likes of Frank Camacho, Nasrat Haqparast, and Alexander Hernandez. In his last outing, Dober scored a first-round finish over Terrance McKinney at UFC Fight Night: Santos vs. Ankalaev.
— ESPN MMA (@espnmma) March 13, 2022
As a recent addition to the UFC roster, Alves (20-10-0) defeated Alejandro Flores on the 2020 season of Dana White’s Contender Series and most recently stopped Marc Diakiese with a first-round guillotine choke.
— ESPN MMA (@espnmma) November 13, 2021
Now set to meet at UFC 277, both men will look to collect their second consecutive victory as they look to break into the top 15 of the division.
Updated UFC 277 card:
Brandon Moreno vs. Kai Kara-France – 125 lbs (flyweight interim title bout)
Derrick Lewis vs. Sergei Pavlovich – 265 lbs
Drew Dober vs. Ragael Alves – 155 lbs
Magomed Ankalaev vs, Anthony Smith – 205 lbs
Paulo Costa vs. Luke Rockhold – 185 lbs
Ji Yeon Kim vs. Mariya Agapova – 125 lbs
Ramiz Brahimaj vs. Michael Morales – 170 lbs
Drakkar Klose vs. Diego Ferreira – 155 lbs
Justin Tafa vs. Don’Tale Mayes – 265 lbs
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