UFC: Mexicans Víctor Altamirano and Carlos Hernández to fight on February 26, according to sources

After victories and contracts signed in the Dana White’s Contender Series, Víctor Altamirano and Carlos Hernández will meet on February 26, sources confirmed to ESPN Deportes.

“El Magnífico” Altamirano is 10-1 and won his match against Carlos Candelario to earn his access to the UFC in a close split decision that earned them both recognition from the promoter’s president.

Born in Mexico City and based in the Forth Worth, Texas area, for more than 20 years, he was a champion of the 125 pounds of the promoter LFA before receiving the call for a ticket in the UFC.

Hernández, the son of Mexicans, but born in Chicago, also had a difficult fight in the Contender Series against Spaniard Daniel Barez, whom he beat on the scorecards in a split fashion. He trains at Valle Flow Striking under the command of Mexican coach Mike Valle, alongside UFC fighters such as Julianna Peña, Belal Muhammad and Ignacio Bahamondes and is 7-1. He also went through the LFA promoter with a match in which he beat Trevor Weils.

The division dominated by Tijuana’s Brandon Moreno will have two new faces on the card that has yet to confirm its headquarters, while the UFC will define whether to keep its events within the UFC Apex in Las Vegas or return to its customary tour before the pandemic broke out. for COVID-19 in March of last year.