Yorgan De Castro vs. Carlos Felipe is set for October third. An initial report from Combate was later confirmed by MMA fighting via multiple people close to the situation. The location for this heavyweight collision is TBA as of this juncture.
Yorgan De Castro cut his teeth early on in CES and NEF. He had a 75 percent finishing rate through that early-career stretch where he went 4-0. De Castro secured three stoppage victories in consecutive bouts. Carlos Felipe made his name early on in a variety of promotions throughout the Brazilian MMA circuit. He secured a unanimous decision victory under the Shooto Brasil banner defeating Wagner Maia at the promotion’s 68th event.
Yorgan De Castro vs. Carlos Felipe
Carlos Felipe is 8-1 in mixed-martial arts as a pro and is so far 0-1 in his UFC efforts. He is entering this bout on the heels of his first pro loss. Felipe lost to Sergey Spivak via majority decision on July 18th.
De Castro has a 6-1 MMA record and has gone 2-1 in the UFC since his Contender Series debut. Yorgan De Castro has scored first-round striking-based stoppages over Alton Meeks and Justin Tafa. These bouts went down in June and October 2019 respectively. He too is entering this fight after his first pro defeat. De Castro lost to the controversial Greg Hardy via unanimous decision at UFC 249.
The heavyweight division is an intriguing looking one for the remainder of the calendar year.
The rubber match to determine the greatest heavyweight in UFC history looms on the horizon as DC and Miocic prepare to square off on August 15th. Jairzinho Rozenstruik vs JDS is another key heavyweight slugfest that serves as the co-main event to DC vs Miocic III. There are several high stakes contendership bouts with Alistair Overeem vs Augusto Sakai and Derrick Lewis vs Aleksei Oleinik approaching. Also, killer contenders like Francis Ngannou and Curtis Blaydes are waiting in the wings.
There seem to be compelling heavyweight bouts on all divisional tiers to look forward to in the coming months.