UFC lightweights Joe Solecki and Alex da Silva will get their first bouts of 2022 on UFC Fight Night: Volkov vs. Rozenstruik.
The night of fights is to take place on June 4th at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada.
28-year-old Solecki (11-3-0) will walk into the octagon coming off of a split decision loss to Jared Gordon in 2021. Before the loss, Solecki was on a six-fight win streak including a submission victory over Austin Hubbard and a unanimous decision victory over Jim Miller.
Standing across from the lightweight submission ace will be lightweight finisher, Alex da Silva.
“Leko” da Silva (21-3-0) holds 20 finishes of his 21 wins as a professional. Under the UFC banner, he has gone 1-2, with his sole victory coming over Rodrigo Vargas back in 2019. His most recent outing came against Brad Riddell in 2020, which he ultimately lost via unanimous decision.
The two are set to meet in what is bound to be an exciting lightweight matchup.
Current fight card:
Alexander Volkov vs. J. Rozenstruik – 265 lbs
Dan Ige vs. Movsar Evloev – 145 lbs
Joaquin Buckley vs. A. Magomedov – 185 lbs
Poliana Botelho vs. Karine Silva – 125 lbs
Jeff Molina vs. Z. Zhumagulov – 125 lbs
Ode Osbourne vs. Zarrukh Adashev – 125 lbs
Cynthia Calvillo vs. Brianna Fortino – 115 lbs
A. Michailidis vs. R. Fakhretdinov – 170 lbs
Erin Blanchfield vs. JJ Aldrich – 125 lbs
Mike Trizano vs. Lucas Almeida – 145 lbs
Damon Jackson vs. Darrick Minner – 145 lbs
B. Saint-Denis vs. Niklas Stolze – 170 lbs
Joe Solecki vs. Alex da Silva – 155 lbs
As a recent graduate from Lewis-Clark State College with a B.S. in History, Bjorn first fell in love with mixed martial arts when he watched UFC 196. As a contributor for MyMMANews, Bjorn matches his love for MMA, history, and writing.