According to the UFC's official news Twitter account, Houston-based fighter Andrew ‘Highlight’ Craig (9-2) will take on the first Ultimate Fighter: Brazil winner Cezar ‘Mutante’ Ferreira (8-3) in San Antonio.
Fighting out of Team Tooke in Houston, Texas, Andrew Craig was originally scheduled to face Chris Camozzi at UFC Fight Night 40, but was forced to withdraw due to illness. ‘Highlight’ last competed at UFC Fight Night 30 where he lost to Luke Barnett, in an exciting bout that earned Fight of the Night honors. The Houstonian Craig will have the Texas crowd behind him and he has never lost a fight in the state of Texas.
Cezar Ferreira won the first ever Ultimate Fighter: Brazil by beating Sergio Moraes by unanimous decision. ‘Mutante’ would win two more fight, submitting Thiago Santos and taking a decision over Daniel Sarafian. Ferreira however lost his last outing against C.B. Dollaway by a quick 39-second KO.
The UFC has not announced where on the card this fight will take place.
UFC Fight Night 44 takes place on June 28 at the AT&T Center in San Antonio Texas. Cub Swanson and Jeremy Stephens will headline the card in the Lone Star State.