Sunday, 4 November 2012

Bisping vs. Belfort official to headline Jan. 19th UFC event in Brazil

The UFC announced on Saturday a 12-fight card in Brazil for Jan. 19, though the host city and venue are still to be determined and, the UFC said, will be announced soon. The four-fight main card is likely to air on either FX or FUEL TV.

Headlining the event will be a middleweight bout between recent light heavyweight title challenger and former middleweight title challenger Vitor Belfort (21-10 MMA, 10-6 UFC) and Michael Bisping (23-4 MMA, 13-4 UFC).

The fight card now looks like this:
Main Card
Middleweight bout: Vitor Belfort vs Michael Bisping
Middleweight bout: C.B. Dollaway vs Daniel Sarafian
Heavyweight bout: Ben Rothwell vs Gabriel Napão
Lightweight bout: Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Thiago Tavares

Preliminary Card
Featherweight bout: Godofredo Pepey vs Miltinho Vieira
Middleweight bout: Andrew Craig vs Ronny Markes
Featherweight bout: Nik Lentz vs Diego Nunes
Lightweight bout: Justin Salas vs Edson Barboza
Middleweight bout: Michael Kuiper vs Thiago Perpetuo
Featherweight bout: Yuri Alcantara vs. George Roop
Light heavyweight bout: Roger Hollett vs Wagner Prado
Lightweight bout: C.J. Keith vs Francisco Trinaldo

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