Raulian Paiva returns from knee injury, draws David Dvorak at May 22 UFC event


The UFC’s card on May 22 will feature the return of Brazilian flyweight Raulian Paiva against David Dvorak, multiple people with knowledge of the booking told MMA Fighting following a report from Ag. Fight.

The promotion has yet to announce the card, its location and broadcasting plans.

Paiva (20-3) was scheduled to face Amir Albazi in October, but withdrew due to a right knee ACL tear that required surgery.

The Brazilian 125-pounder was victorious in his past two octagon appearances versus Mark De La Rosa and Zhalgas Zhumagulov, bouncing from defeats to Rogerio Bontorim and Kai-Kara France.

Dvorak (19-3) is riding a long 15-fight winning streak dating back to 2012, a run that includes UFC victories over Bruno Silva and Jordan Espinosa in 2020, both by way of unanimous decision.