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