A clash of welterweights in different moments of their careers is reportedly set for the UFC’s next trip to Brazil. According to Combate, James Krause will square off against veteran grappler Sergio Moraes at UFC Sao Paulo.
Currently on a five-fight winning streak, James Krause (26-7) has been alternating fights in the lightweight and welterweight divisions for his past three fights, but seems to have finally settled at 170 after a TKO win against Warlley Alves last August. Before that, the 33-year-old also scored victories over the likes of Alex White, Tom Gallichio, Shane Campbell and Daron Cruickshank. His last loss came against Valmir Lazaro way back in February 2015.
In desperate need of a win in order to avoid the dreaded three straight losses in the UFC, Sergio Moraes (14-4-1) dropped a unanimous decision to Anthony Rocco Martin and followed that up with a KO loss to Warlley Alves at UFC 237 in May. Before the losses, the ‘Panther’ was on a two-fight winning streak, with a decision victory over Tim Means and a submission over Ben Saunders last September.
So far, no main event has been announced for UFC Sao Paulo, which is slated for November 16th on ESPN+.