hasn’t competed in MMA since a 13-second technical
knockout loss to Marthin
in the 2021 Professional Fighters League playoffs.

That will change on Friday night after “Mutante” received a
short-notice offer to replace Patrick
against Denis
in a heavyweight bout at

“My manager called me Monday night offering a fight at
heavyweight,” Ferreira told Sherdog.com. “And I didn’t think twice.
The most difficult thing was doing all the medicals on time. It was
such a marathon. But here I´m at the airport. The guy has two legs
and two arms like myself. I love challenges and I’m going there to
take that Russian’s place and get into the $1 million dollar

Weighing 228 pounds compared to approximately 245 for Goltsov,
“Mutante” thinks speed might be an advantage for him.

“He is heavier but I’m faster,” Ferreira said. “I’ve already
fought at welterweight, middleweight, light heavyweight
and now I’m making my heavyweight debut. ‘Mutante’ is

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