Lightweight Division Clash Set For UFC Fight Night: Rotterdam


A lightweight division affair is the latest addition to the UFC Fight Night: Rotterdam card as Michel Prazeres will see action against Mads Burnell.

Prazeres (22-2-0) is going to enter the fight on a four fight winning streak, defeating Valmir Lazaro, JC Cottrell, Gilbert Burns and Josh Burkman. Prazeres hasn’t suffered a defeat in well over two years, with that last defeat coming to Kevin Lee at UFC Fight Night 60 in February 2015. Prazeres has seen seven of his eight fights in the UFC go the distance.

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Burnell (8-1-0) is going to be making his UFC debut in this fight and he does so on the strength of a three fight winning streak. Burnell is also competing for the first time in nearly a year, as his last bout came against Fernando Duarte Bogardache at a November 2016 MMA event. Burnell also won three of four fights as an amateur, with all four of those fights coming in the Fighter Gala promotion.

UFC Fight Night: Rotterdam takes place on Saturday, September 2 from the Ahoy Rotterdam in Rotterdam, Netherlands with Stefan Struve and Alexander Volkov headlining. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, which streams live on UFC Fight Pass.

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