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

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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.