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Here is the first fight booked for Noche UFC at Sphere!



Michel Pereira UFC Noche

Brazilian middleweight Michel Pereira will fight at Noche UFC in Las Vegas. Photo: Foto: Kyle Terada – USA TODAY Sports

A middleweight matchup between Michel Pereira and Anthony Hernandez is the first fight booked for UFC 306. The card celebrates Mexican Independence Day and will take place at Sphere in Las Vegas on September 14.

Former welterweight Pereira is 3-0 since moving up to middleweight. All wins came within three minutes of octagon time. All in all he’s on an impressive eight-fight winning streak.

Hernandez enters the octagon on a five-fight win streak. Four of the wins have come via stoppage.

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Noche UFC on September 14

UFC 306 will be the first-ever UFC event hosted by the Sphere and will mark the promotion’s second event celebrating Mexican independence day.

It will be the first time the promotion has allowed a sponsor to have title partner status, officially calling UFC 306 the “Riyadh Season Noche UFC.”

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