Soa Palelei has his UFC return set, again, for UFC 164 against Ukrainian Nikita Krylov. The UFC announced the pairing on Friday.
Palelei was originally set to return to the Octagon at UFC 160, however Roy Nelson bumped him off the card by taking a fight with the Aussie’s opponent Stipe Miocic. Palelei will be welcoming the UFC’s first Ukrainian fighter when Nikita Krylov (14-0 MMA) steps into the Octagon. Krylov has finished all fourteen of his professional fights via submission or strikes.
UFC 164 will take place at the Bradley Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on August 31 and will air live on PPV. The card will feature a pair of featherweight bouts as Dustin Poirier takes on Erik Koch and Chad Mendes takes on Clay Guida. No headliner has been named for the card at this time.