A lightweight pairing between grappler, Charles Rosa, and heavy-handed striker, Kevin ‘The Angel of Death’ Aguilar has been confirmed for UFC Fight Night Vegas on June 13th. – with the UFC APEX facility in Nevada expected to house the card.
Massachusetts native, Rosa will make his second Octagon outing in just over a month – following a disappointing decision shutout to Bryce ‘Thug Nasty’ Mitchell at UFC 249 in Jacksonville, Florida. Attempting to rebound from a loss also, Aguilar dropped a knockout to Zubaira Tukhugov at UFC Fight Night Auckland in February.
Since his premier promotional appearance back in October of 2014 – Rosa has developed a win-loss pattern in the Octagon, Debuting with a loss to veteran kickboxer, Dennis Siver, a D’Arce win over Sean Soriano then followed. A split decision loss to Yair Rodríguez was next, before a unanimous decision win over the game, Kyle Bochniak. At UFC 210, against Shane Burgos – in a Fight of the Night performance, Rosa dropped a final-frame knockout. In his most recent triumph, the 33-year-old submitted Manny Bermudez in a 148-pound catchweight bout, via armbar.
Former LFA featherweight champion, Aguilar – made a bright start to his promotional run, scoring two judging wins over Rick Glenn, and Enrique Barzola, after a close split decision win over Joey Gomez on Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contenders Series back in July of 2018. With ten knockouts from his seventeen career victories, 31-year-old challenger, Aguilar presents one of the most dangerous striking customers at 145-pounds. Prior to his December 2013 loss to veteran WEC and UFC contender, Leonard Garcia – Aguilar had notched eight consecutive wins.
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