UFC 280 adds Hamdy Abdelwahab vs. Parker Porter heavyweight bout

·1 min read

Hamdy Abdelwahab made his UFC debut less than three weeks ago and he already has his second promotional bout.

At UFC 280, Abdelwahab (6-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) will return to take on New England’s Parker Porter (13-7 MMA, 3-2 UFC) in a heavyweight bout. The event takes place Oct. 22 at Etihad Arena on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi.

Two people with knowledge of the matchup recently informed MMA Junkie of the booking but asked to remain anonymous as the promotion has yet to make an official announcement.

Abdelwahab, 29, took a short-notice fight against Don’Tale Mayes at UFC 277. After three rounds of back-and-forth, Abdelwahab won a split decision. It was the first time in his professional career he went the distance.

Porter, 37, will look to bounce back from a first-round submission loss to Jailton Almeida in May. The defeat snapped a three-fight winning streak that included victories over Josh Parisian, Chase Sheman, and Alan Baudot.

With the addition, the UFC 280 lineup includes:

  • Champion Charles Oliveira vs. Islam Makhachev – for lightweight title

  • Champion Aljamain Sterling vs. T.J. Dillashaw

  • Sean O’Malley vs. Petr Yan

  • Sean Brady vs. Belal Muhammad

  • Beneil Dariush vs. Mateusz Gamrot

  • Amanda Lemos vs. Marina Rodriguez

  • Lucas Almeida vs. Zubaira Tukhugov

  • Katlyn Chookagian vs. Manon Fiorot

  • Caio Borralho vs. Makhmud Muradov

  • Malcolm Gordon vs. Muhammad Mokaev

  • Nikita Krylov vs. Volkan Oezdemir

  • Abubakar Nurmagomedov vs. Gadzhi Omargadzhiev

  • A.J. Dobson vs. Armen Petrosyan

  • Lina Lansberg vs. Karol Rosa

  • Hamdy Abdelwahab vs. Parker Porter

Story originally appeared on MMA Junkie