Mario Bautista will face Guido Cannetti, 42, in a UFC Fight Night event on March 11 at The Theater at Virgin Hotels in Las Vegas.
Two sources familiar with the matchup confirmed the booking to MMA Junkie but requested anonymity because the promotion has yet to make an official announcement. The fight was first reported on Thursday by MMA Island.
Bautista (11-2 MMA, 5-2 UFC) had a fantastic year as well. He finished his career undefeated at 3-0. Bautista outpointed Jay Perrin before submitting Brian Kelleher and Benito Lopez in the first round.
Cannetti (10-6 MMA, 4-5 UFC) had a fantastic 2022 season. Argentina went 2-0. He defeated Kris Moutinho in the first round in March and Randy Costa in the first round in October. Cannetti received a $50,000 performance bonus for his finish against Costa. Cannetti was on a three-fight losing streak before his two victories.
The UFC Fight Night card for March 11 now includes: * Abu Azaitar vs. Sedriques Dumas * Lukasz Brzeski vs. Karl Williams * Mario Bautista vs. Guido Cannetti