Ultimate Fight League (UFL) 8 set for Feb. 5

London, England: The Ultimate Fight League (UFL) is set to take place on Saturday, February 5, 2022, as they host UFL 8. This event will stream live and free on the Triad Endeavour TV YouTube at 5:30 GMT and fights start at 6:00 pm GMT at The Broadway Theatre located in London, England.

In the main event, the UFL Featherweight Championship title is on the line as Leandro “Leandrinho” Souza (9-4) fighting out of Sao Jose do Rio Preto, Sao Paulo will take on Emrah Sonmez (11-4) fighting out of England.

Souza is ranked 54 out of 199 active UK/Ireland Pro Lightweights and also ranked 46th in the Featherweight division. He’s stepping into the cage winning his last fight against Vitor Pereira defeating him by submission in the first round at Golden MMA 3. Souza as we know brings a well-rounded game and has a blackbelt in Bjj. Sonmez is ranked 26 of 108 active UK/Ireland Pro Bantamweights and also ranked 31st in the Featherweight division. He’s coming into this fight with two straight losses with his last fight losing to Liam Gittins by rear-naked choke at Cage Warriors 123. Sonmez is a well-known fighter on the UK scene as he fought for one of the top MMA promotions in the likes of Cage warriors. He’s a well-rounded athlete bringing a tremendous striking and wrestling game.

In the co-main event, George “Son Of Dracula” Tanasa (1-2) fighting out of Transylvania, Romania is scheduled to take on Sebastian Peste (0-1) fighting out of London, England.

Tanasa is ranked 98th of 151 active UK/Ireland Pro Featherweights and also ranked 122 in the Lightweight division. He’s stepping into the cage losing to Alex Bodnar by unanimous at Shock N Awe 31.5. Peste is ranked 134 of 158 active UK/Ireland Pro Welterweights. He did lose his Pro MMA debut against Craig Edwards at Ground & Pound at UFL 6 and he will be looking for his first win under his belt.

Also on the card, the UFL Amateur K-1 Title is on the line as Hasib Bin Tareq fighting out of Bangladesh, is trained by a well-respected striking coach in Daniel Sam. He will face Cristian Morais fighting out of the United Kingdom, is trained by well-experienced coach Andre Morais.

Stay tuned to FightBook MMA as we will have more information on who else will be fighting at this event.

Ultimate Fight League (UFL) 8 Fight Card (so far):

  • UFL Featherweight Championship Leandro Souza vs Emrah Sonmez
  • George Tanasa vs. Sebastian Peste
  • Hasib Bin Tareq vs. Cristian Morais


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