Rising UFC featherweights Jonathan Pearce, Joanderson Brito set to collide

A bout between two fighters on the cusp of the UFC featherweight rankings is set for this fall.

Jonathan Pearce and Joanderson Brito will collide Nov. 18 at a UFC Fight Night event at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, multiple people with knowledge of the bout Friday informed MMA Junkie. The people asked to remain anonymous as the promotion has yet to make an official announcement.

Brito (15-3-1 MMA, 3-1 UFC) looks to continue momentum off three-straight finish victories against Andre Fili, Lucas Alexander, and most recently, Westin Wilson.

Pearce (14-4 MMA, 5-1 UFC) returns for the first time since tearing his PCL, ACL, and meniscus earlier this year in preparation for a bout vs. Bryce Mitchell, which was later canceled. Pearce rides a five-fight winning streak into the bout.

With the addition, the UFC Fight Night lineup for Nov. 18 includes:

  • Brendan Allen vs. Paul Craig

  • Joanderson Brito vs. Jonathan Pearce

  • Jake Matthews vs. Michael Morales

  • Luana Pinheiro vs. Amanda Ribas

  • Nick Aguirre vs. Payton Talbott

  • Jordan Leavitt vs. Chase Hooper

  • John Castaneda vs. Kyung Ho Kang

  • César Almeida vs. Christian Leroy Duncan

  • Nikolas Motta vs. Trey Ogden

  • Uros Medic vs. Johnny Parsons

  • Rafael Estevam vs. Charles Johnson

  • Ailin Perez vs. Lucie Pudilova

  • Chad Anheliger vs. Jose Johnson

For more on the card, visit MMA Junkie’s event hub for UFC Fight Night.

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