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Cezar Ferreira to square off against Jorge Masvidal at welterweight in Miami

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Jorge Masvidal moves up as Cezar Ferreira drops down so they can clash in Miami at the The Ultimate Fighter Season 21 Finale.

Jorge Masvidal
Jorge Masvidal
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Cezar Ferreira will make his 170 pounds debut at last. Against a lightweight moving up a weight class, at that, as Jorge Masvidal agreed to meet Ferreira in the middle for a clash at the The Ultimate Fighter Season 21 Finale on July 12, in Miami, as it was reported by Combate.

Very appropriate for the American Top Team vs Blackzilians season, as both guys come from the rival gyms.

Ferreira, the middleweight champion of the first season of The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil, ends his 185 pound UFC run with a 4-2 record after getting knocked by Sam Alvey in Brazil last February. Before that, Mutante had a decision win over Daniel Craig and another KO loss to C.B. Dollaway.

Miami's own Jorge Masvidal had a three fight winning streak until a razor-thin split decision loss to Al Iaquinta snapped it at UFC Fight Night 63 last April.  Gamebred will now return to the 170-pound division after almost five years. His last welterweight bout was a unanimous decision loss to Paul Daley at Shark Fights 13.

The TUF 21 finale will be headlined by former lightweight champion Ben Henderson and contender Michael Johnson.