UFC newcomer Adriano Martins is set to meet Daron Cruickshank in a lightweight bout targeted for Fight Night 32.
Portal do Vale Tudo reported the news, which was subsequently confirmed by MMAjunkie.com.
Martins is on a five fight winning streak, including a recent win in Strikeforce over Jorge Gurgel. He’s currently 24-6 in his MMA career, and will be looking to make a big impression in his UFC debut.
Cruickshank meanwhile made his first UFC appearance on The Ultimate Fighter: Live, where he was featured in the first bout of the show against James Vick. Despite controlling the fight, he fell prey to a knee during a takedown attempt and lost his spot in the house.
He made his professional UFC debut during the season finale, defeating Chris Tickle via unanimous decision. Since then, he’s gone 2-1 in the organization, including a recent win over Yves Edwards. He is currently 13-3 overall.
UFC Fight Night 32 will take place on November 9 at the Goiania Arena in Goiania, Goias, Brazil. It will be headlined by a bout between Vitor Belfort and Dan Henderson, and will air live on FOX Sports 1.
The current card is as follows:
• Vitor Belfort vs. Dan Henderson
• Cezar Ferreira vs. Daniel Sarafian
• Rafael Cavalcante vs. Igor Pokrajac
• Quinn Mulhern vs. Thiago Tavares
• Brandon Thatch vs. Paulo Thiago
• Godofredo Pepey vs. Sam Sicilia
• Daron Cruickshank vs. Adriano Martins
• Ryan LaFlare vs. Santiago Ponzinibbio