Aiemann Zahabi to Make UFC Debut in Halifax
It has been rumoured for months that Aiemann Zahabi would be signing with the UFC. Originally, it was thought that the unbeaten fighter would debut at UFC Ottawa.
Finally, today, the UFC announced today that Aiemann Zahabi will make his UFC debut in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The Tristar fighter will take on Reginaldo Vieira on Sunday, February 19 at ScotiaBank Centre.
Zahabi, who is the younger sibling of Tristar Gym coach Firas Zahabi, is 6-0 in his career. Most recently, Aiemann won a bout over Kyle Oliveira at Prestige FC 2 in March 2016.
Reginaldo Vieira will be standing across the Octagon from Zahabi in Halifax. The 14-1 fighter is 1-1 in the UFC. Vieira lost his last bout over the summer when Marco Beltran stopped him with a Rear Naked Choke at UFC Fight Night 90.
Headlining the UFC Halifax card will be a Heavyweight rematch between former UFC Heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos and Stefan Struve. The two met at UFC 95 back in 2009 with dos Santos stopping the Dutch fighter quickly in the first round.