The Ultimate Fighting Championships has officially announced former IFL middleweight champion Matt Horwich (23-10-1) will take on BJJ black belt Ricardo Almeida (9-3) at UFC 90 on Oct. 25th from the Allstate Arena in Chicago, IL.
This will be Horwich’s debut fight with the UFC. His contract was picked up as part of the UFC’s purchase of the IFL last month.
Team Quest fighter Matt Horwich is coming off a unsuccessful title defense loss to Ryan McGivern at the IFL’s Las Vegas show earlier this year.
Almeida most recently losed a split decision to Patrick Cote at UFC 86. A win over cote would have secured Almeida a title shot against Anderson Silva.
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