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Team Iridium Preview for UFC 302

LAS VEGAS — Four Iridium Sports Agency clients, including former UFC Middleweight Champion Sean “Tarzan” Strickland in the Co-Main Event, return to the Octagon at UFC 302 on Saturday at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ.

Sean looks to up his UFC record to 16-6 against Paulo Costa in middleweight action. Sean is currently the No. 1 contender in the 185-pound division, while Costa occupies the No. 7 spot. Sean is entering the cage for the 35th time as a professional. His 28-6 record includes 11 knockouts, four submissions and four Performance Bonuses.

The unbeaten César "Cesinha" Almeida looks to improve to 2-0 in the UFC with a second straight stoppage victory over Roman Kopylov, also in the middleweight division. The Contender Series alum's 5-0 record includes four wins by KO. The former GLORY Kickboxing star is hunting for his second straight Performance Bonus.

Grant "KGD" Dawson looks to improve to 9-1-1 in the UFC as he takes on Joe Solecki in the lightweight division. Grant boasts a 20-2-1 record that includes 13 submissions, four KOs and a pair of Performance Bonuses.

Bassil "The Habibi" Hafez is ready to bring home his first UFC victory at the expense of Mickey Gall in their welterweight showdown. Bassil earned Fight-of-the-Night honors in his most recent fight a bout he took on short notice against fellow top contender Jack Della Maddalena. Prior to his UFC debut, Bassil held championships with Fury FC and Cage Fury FC. His 8-3-1 record includes four submissions and a knockout.


Iridium Sports Agency is a full-service professional management firm for the world’s best combat sports athletes, including PFL World Featherweight Champion Jesus Pinedo, former UFC World Champions Benson Henderson, Brandon Moreno and Sean Strickland, and many other athletes in the UFC’s Top 15 rankings. Founded in 2009 by attorney Jason House, Iridium represents more than 100 athletes in the UFC, Bellator and Professional Fighters League, as well as many of the world’s best wrestlers, including reigning Olympic Gold Medalist David Taylor. Iridium's world-wide team of industry-leading agents is devoted to assisting athletes in all aspects of their professional lives, and consistently setting new standards for sports management.



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