Bahadurzada recently debuted at UFC on Fuel 2, where he quickly dispatched Paulo Thiago with a vicious display of striking. The win extended the Afghani fighter’s win-streak to seven and also earned him “Knockout of the Night.”
Alves will be looking to bounce back from a disappointing loss to Martin Kampmann at UFC on FX 2. Alves appeared to be on his way to victory before succumbing to a guillotine choke.
UFC 149 takes place July 21 in Calgary, Alberta and will be headlined by a featherweight title fight between champion Jose Aldo and Erik Koch.