Ramiz Brahimaj vs. Sasha Palatnikov set for UFC Fight Night on Aug. 21

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A welterweight matchup is the latest addition to UFC Fight Night on Aug. 21.

Ramiz Brahimaj (8-3 MMA, 0-1 UFC) takes on Sasha Palatnikov (6-3 MMA, 1-1 UFC) at an event that does not yet have an announced location or venue.

Two people with knowledge of the matchup informed MMA Junkie of the booking on Monday but asked to remain anonymous because the promotion has yet to make it official.

Brahimaj, an LFA veteran, suffered a third-round TKO loss to Max Griffin in his UFC debut in November, when his ear was nearly severed in a gruesome injury. Prior to that, the Fortis MMA fighter had won two of his past three, with both wins coming via submission.

Palatnikov, Hong Kong’s first UFC fighter, scored a big upset win in his promotional debut when he stopped Louis Cosce in the third round at UFC 255. Looking to build off of his momentum, Palatnikov then drew Impa Kasanganay at UFC on ABC 2 in April but was submitted in the second round.

The latest lineup for UFC Fight Night on Aug. 21 includes:

  • Paulo Costa vs. Jared Cannonier

  • Fabio Cherant vs. William Knight

  • Austin Hubbard vs. Vinc Pichel

  • Alexandre Pantoja vs. Brandon Royval

  • Austin Lingo vs. Luis Saldana

  • Parker Porter vs. Chase Sherman

  • Brian Kelleher vs. Domingo Pilarte

  • Clay Guida vs. Mark Madsen

  • Ramiz Brahimaj vs. Sasha Palatnikov