A featherweight matchup has been added to the Bellator 244 preliminary lineup, as Weber Almeida will lock horns with Salim Mukhidinov on Aug. 21.
The promotion confirmed the pairing following a report from MMAFighting.com. Bellator 244 takes place at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut and is headlined by a light heavyweight title tilt between Ryan Bader and Vadim Nemkov.
A training partner of Lyoto Machida, Almeida is undefeated in three professional outings. The 32-year-old Brazilian kicked off his Bellator tenure with back-to-back KO/TKO victories over Odan Ruiz and Castle Williams in 2019.
The 26-year-old Mukhidinov is coming off a split-decision loss against Cris Lencioni at Bellator 239 on Feb. 21. The AKA Thailand representative is 1-1 within the California-based promotion and 7-4 as a professional overall.