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Drew Dober vs. Matt Frevola Being Lined Up for UFC 288

Matt Frevola, UFCMatt Frevola, UFC 270 ceremonial weigh-in Credit: Gabriel Gonzalez/Cageside Press

A promising lightweight scrap is being lined up for May’s UFC 288 in New Jersey.

Drew Dober (26-11, 1NC) has been booked against Matt Frevola (10-3-1) as part of the PPV card at the Prudential Center on May 6, 2023 in Newark, NJ.

Frevola announced the news on social media on Thursday.

“The Steamrolla” had a very successful 2022 campaign, winning a pair of fights against Genaro Valdéz and Ottman Azaitar, knocking out both inside of a round. The Huntington, NY native has been with the UFC since 2017, after picking up a win on Dana White’s Contender Series to break into the promotion.

Frevola trains at the Serra-Longo Fight Team and is known from bringing the pressure — or as he puts it, “all gas, no brakes.” Which makes him the perfect opponent for the similarly styled Dober in what could be fighting’s equivalent to a high-speed car crash.

Dober also had a wildly successful 2022, winning three fights against Terrance McKinney, Rafael Alves, and Bobby Green. The 34-year old has won back-to-back post-fight bonuses, a Performance of the Night against Alves and Fight of the Night opposite Green.

All three of Dober’s wins in 2022 also came inside the distance, all ending by KO/TKO.

UFC 288 is set to feature a bantamweight title fight between champion Aljamain Sterling and the returning Henry Cejudo, coming back from retirement. The following match-ups have been reported for the card thus far:

Aljamain Sterling (c) vs. Henry Cejudo — for the UFC bantamweight championship
Charles Oliveira vs. Beneil Dariush
Bryce Mitchell vs. Jonathan Pearce
Kron Gracie vs. Charles Jourdain
Marina Rodriguez vs. Virna Jandiroba
Kennedy Nzechukwu vs. Devin Clark
Andre Petroski vs. Armen Petrosyan
Nate Maness vs. Zhalgas Zhumagulov
Khaos Williams vs. Rolando Bedoya
Daniel Santos vs. Johnny Muñoz Jr.
Jéssica Andrade vs. Yan Xiaonan
Drew Dober vs. Matt Frevola

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