November 2022: UFC Signs 7 New Fighters
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November 2022: UFC Signs 7 New Fighters

By Abdullah Ouazri
Friday, December 2, 2022, 2 months ago

The UFC has continued to saturate its roster, welcoming seven fighters to the promotion in November of 2022.

Let's take a look at the list:

Francis Marshall

Marshall is a promising prospect out of New Jersey and is part of the wave of talent flooding in from Dana White's Contender Series. He fought on DWCS 2022: Week 2, one of the most historical nights in the show's history. Marshall beat Connor Matthews by unanimous decision and looked as polished a fighter to ever come off of the Contender Series. He's scheduled to fight Marcelo Rojo the day after publication, at UFC Fight Night: Thompson vs. Holland.

Record: 6-0-0

Weight Division: Featherweight (145 lbs)

Age: 23 (1999-03-09)

Nickname: The Fire

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Steven Koslow

A short-notice signing set to face Cameron Saaiman at UFC 282, Steven Koslow is another undefeated prospect that seemed destined for the UFC. The 10th-Planet product last fought James Dunn in July this year. He won by 1st-round submission.

Record: 6-0-0

Weight Division Bantamweight (135 lbs)

Age: 25 (1997-01-22)

Nickname: Obi Wan Shinobi The Pillow

Gaston Bolanos

Bolanos is a Muay Thai specialist with fun striking. Known for putting on a show, the Bellator-grown fighter has a 100% knockout rate. His last fight was another 1st-round KO against Daniel Carey at Bellator 277.

Record: 6-3-0

Weight Division: Featherweight (145 lbs)

Age: 30 (1992-09-14)

Nickname: The Dreamkiller

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Tereza Bleda

Tereza Bleda was signed to and debuted in the UFC last month. Her first fight was against Natalia Silva. Silva landed a spinning back kick in the 3rd round that ended the fight.

Record: 6-1-0

Weight Division: Flyweight (125 lbs)

Age: 21 (2001-11-30)

Nickname: Ronda

Isaac Dulgarian

Undefeated as both a pro and amateur, Isaac Dulgarian has his debut set against Dan Argueta in January next year. He earned a contract with a 1st-round knockout over TeeJay Britton early this year, and his 100% finish rate makes him a prospect to keep an eye on.

Record: 5-0-0

Weight Division: Featherweight (145 lbs)

Age: 26 (1996-07-04)

Nickname: The Midwest Choppa

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Gabriella Fernandes

Fernandes is an LFA standout, going 3-0 in the promotion before being signed to the UFC. Her early career saw her face and defeat Iasmin Lucindo, another highly touted UFC newcomer from Brazil. Her last win was a 1st-round submission over Karoline Martins in September.

Record: 8-1-0

Weight Division: Flyweight (125 lbs)

Age: 29 (1993-08-13)

Nickname: Gabi

Miles Johns

Although recently signed, Johns is not new to the UFC with 6 fights already in the promotion. He was briefly removed from the roster due to a positive drug test and has since been re-signed. He's a former LFA champion and even defeated Adrian Yanez for the vacant title.

Record: 13-2-0

Weight Division: Bantamweight (135 lbs)

Age: 28 (1994-03-30)

Nickname: Chapo

With three undefeated fighters joining the roster and many more talented individuals, this batch of newcomers has some fighters to keep an eye on.

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