Leonardo Santos returns after 32-month layoff, fights Stevie Ray at UFC Stockholm

Leonardo Santos will lastly enter the Octagon in June. The UFC introduced on Tuesday that the Nova Uniao fighter will meet Stevie Ray on the Combat Night time card in Stockholm, Sweden, on June 1.

Santos (16-Three-1) hasn’t fought since October of 2016, when he defeated Adriano Martins by way of determination. UFC Stockholm will occur 967 days after that win in Manchester. The 39-year-old Brazilian has handled many accidents over the pas few years.

Winner of the second season of The Final Fighter Brazil as a welterweight, Santos is unbeaten over the past 11 fights, together with stoppage wins over Kevin Lee and Anthony Rocco Martin.

Ray (22-Eight) enters the cage coming off a call win over Jessin Ayari at UFC Moncton, bouncing from defeats to Paul Felder and Kajan Johnson. The Scottish light-weight, a former Cage Warriors light-weight champion, racked up a 6-Three document since becoming a member of the UFC in 2015.

UFC Stockholm airs reside on ESPN+ and options Alexander Gustafsson vs. Anthony Smith in the primary occasion.

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