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UFC’s Return To Brazil Official For January 19, Vitor Belfort-Michael Bisping To Meet In Main Event

Middleweights Vitor Belfort and Michael Bisping will indeed face each other this January, as UFC officials have confirmed that the two will comprise the main event for a return to Brazil. The card is slated for January 19, and will air on either FX or Fuel TV.

The co-main event was also announced, as C.B. Dollaway takes on Ultimate Fighter: Brazil finalist Daniel Sarafian. Following the show, Sarafian was injured in training and did not compete in the finals.

Other main card bouts include Gabriel Gonzaga vs. Ben Rothwell, and Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Thiago Tavares. The complete card is listed below:


Middleweight: Vitor Belfort vs. Michael Bisping

Middleweight: C.B. Dollaway vs. Daniel Sarafian

Heavyweight: Gabriel Gonzaga vs. Ben Rothwell

Lightweight: Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Thiago Tavares


Bantamweight: Yuri Alcantara vs. George Roop

Featherweight: Godofredo Castro vs. Milton Vieira

Middleweight: Andrew Craig vs. Ronny Markes

Featherweight: Nik Lentz vs. Diego Nunes

Lightweight: Edson Barboza vs. Justin Salas

Middleweight: Michael Kuiper vs. Thiago Perpeto

Light Heavyweight: Roger Hollett vs. Wagner Prado

Lightweight: Francisco Trinaldo vs. C.J. Keith

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