Makdessi (16-6-0) enters the contest while riding a two fight winning streak, having defeated the duo of Abel Trujillo and Ross Pearson. Makdessi hasn’t suffered a defeat in almost two years, with that last defeat coming against Lando Vannata via first round knockout at UFC 206. Makdessi has picked up sixteen wins as a professional MMA fighter and none of those victories have come by way of submission.
Ferreira (13-2-0) also enters the contest riding a two bout winning streak, with his wins coming over the duo of Olivier Aubin-Mercier and Jared Gordon. Ferreira is a former Legacy Fighting Championships Lightweight Champion, defeating Jorge Patino to win the gold at Legacy FC 25. Ferreira has suffered just two defeats as a professional MMA fighter, with those defeats coming against Dustin Poirier and Beneil Dariush.
UFC 231 takes place on Saturday, December 8 from the Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Ontario, Canada with Max Holloway and Brian Ortega headlining. Fightful is going to be providing live coverage of the event, with a post-show podcast to follow.