Heili Alateng faces Gustavo Lopez at UFC event on September 18th
Heili Alateng will be back in action on September 18th. The Chinese bantamweight has been matched with Gustavo Lopez at the as yet unnamed UFC event which does not currently have a venue.
Alateng (14-8-1) has won four out of his last five bouts including two wins inside the octagon. But the Road FC and ONE Championship veteran is coming off a loss to Casey Kenney at UFC Fight Island 4.
Lopez (12-6) is also a veteran of three UFC fights although he has lost two of them. The American was last seen in action at UFC Vegas 22 where he was stopped in the third round by Adrian Yanez.
As previously announced Zhu Rong will be back in action on September 18th. The Chinese lightweight has been matched with Dakota Bush.
Shayillan Nuerdanbieke, Liang Na and Aoriqileng all lost on their UFC debuts recently as did Rong. Established stars like Xiaonan Yan, Weili Zhang and Yadong Song are also coming off defeats during a disappointing year for Chinese MMA.