Fresh from a stunning thirty-second knockout win over Abdul Razak Alhassan, quickfire finisher, Khaos ‘The Oxfighter’ Williams has been booked to clash with the charismatic striker, Michel ‘Demolidor’ Pereira at UFC Vegas 17 on December 19th. – from the UFC Apex facility in Las Vegas, Nevada.
2-0 in his promotional run, Williams took co-main event status at UFC Vegas 14 last weekend in ‘Sin City’ – dropping renowned knockout-ace, Alhassan with a massive counter straight right hand with just half a minute elapsed in the opening round.
Snapping a two-fight rise in his UFC Vegas 9 victory over Zelim Imadaev, the capoeira based, Pereira, put on a striking clinic against the Russian before scoring a third-round rear-naked choke victory with just over half a minute remaining in the bout. News of the welterweight matchup was first reported by ESPN MMA reporter, Brett Okamoto.
With five separate knockout victories from his eleven professional wins, 26-year-old Michigan native, Williams landed in the UFC with a similar statement-making knockout of Alex Morono in February at UFC 247.
2-2 under the organization’s banner, the polarizing Pereira debuted with a massive stoppage via strikes win over Danny ‘Hot Chocolate’ Roberts, before dropping a unanimous decision loss to short-notice replacement, Tristan Connelly, and then a disqualification loss to former lightweight title challenger, Diego ‘The Nightmare’ Sanchez at UFC Fight Night Rio Rancho, also in February.
UFC Vegas 17 takes place on December 19th. from the UFC Apex facility in Las Vegas, Nevada, with a high-stakes, potential welterweight title-eliminator between perennial contender, Leon ‘Rocky’ Edwards, and captivating upstart, Khamzat ‘Borz’ Chimaev stated to take headlining honours.
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