Paul Felder, who is nearing retirement earlier this year, did not completely hang up his gloves but said he would only take fights that he found appropriately interesting. Well, it’s just as interesting to step up against a former lightweight champion on a five-day notice to headline the card. UFC President Dana White made the announcement on Monday That fielder will do exactly the same when he faces Rafael Dos Anjos this Saturday night at the UFC Fight Night inside the UFC APX in Las Vegas.
The original scheduled main event was to face Dos Anjos Islam Makhachev, who was preceded in his Oct. Was postponed from the 24th, when Dos Anjos was forced to withdraw due to a positive COVID-19 test. Injuries forced Makhachev off a new date, with the UFC looking for a late replacement.
Only Federer is heading for a big-time fight, but he will still fight at 155 pounds and that will be a five-round fight. In February, Felder lost a competitive split against Dan Hooker in the best fights of 2020. After that fight he suggested that it could happen with active competition, only to make it clear later that he was just moving his attention just enough. Exciting battles.
Dos Anjos is 1-4 in its last five fights, although the loss has come in elite-level opposition. The win against Federer will be a big moment to get his career back on track as he tries to fight back to the shots at the Lightweight Championships from March 2015 to July 2016.