The former UFC contenders are being targeted to square off in a featherweight fight at the 2022 PFL Championships, which is expected to take place Nov. 25 at a yet-to-be-announced location. News of the booking was first reported Tuesday by ESPN, the PFL’s broadcast partner.
Moraes, who recently came out of retirement to sign with the PFL, will be moving up a weight class to compete in Burgos’ normal division.
Burgos (15-3 MMA, 0-0 PFL) finished his contract with the UFC on July 16 when he defeated Charles Jourdain by majority decision on the main card of UFC on ABC 3. The win put the 31-year-old on a two-fight wining streak after he’d lost two in a row against Josh Emmett and Edson Barboza in Fight of the Night bouts.
Meanwhile, Moraes (23-10-1 MMA, 0-0 PFL), a former World Series of Fighting champion, is looking to bounce back from a four-fight losing streak, which marked the end of his UFC career. The Brazilian last recorded a win in December 2019 when he edged out Jose Aldo in a split decision at UFC 245.