Report: Jairzinho Rozenstruik Replaces Dmitry Sosnovskiy At UFC Fortaleza


Dmitry Sosnovskiy has been pulled from UFC Fight Night Fortaleza due to undisclosed issues and replacing him against Junior Albini according to Farah Hannoun is Jairzinho Rozenstruik.

Albini (14-4-0) has won just one of three fights during his UFC tenure and that lone win came over Timothy Johnson at UFC on Fox 25. Albini has been winless in his home country of Brazil since signing with the UFC last year, having lost at UFC 224 earlier this year. Albini has suffered four losses as a professional MMA fighter, but he has yet to be beaten by way of KO/TKO.

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Rozenstruik (5-0-0) is going to be making his UFC debut in this encounter and does so with an undefeated streak that has lasted over six years. Rozenstruik has competed once under the Rizin banner, defeating Andrey Kovalev by split decision at Rizin 10. Rozenstruik has competed five times as a professional MMA fighter and four of those bouts ended within the opening round.

UFC Fight Night Fortaleza takes place on Saturday, February 2 from the Olympic Training Center in Fortaleza, Brazil with Marlon Moraes and Raphael Assuncao headlining. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, which streams live on ESPN+.

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