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TUF Brazil 3 Finale: Action Takes Place Saturday, Fight Card Included

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The UFC completes the first day-night doubleheader of events with UFC Fight Night: Miocic vs. Maldonado from Brazil. The action airs on both UFC Fight Pass and FOX Sports 1.

In the main event, Stipe Miocic faces Fabio Maldonado in a heavyweight contest. Originally, Miocic was to meet Junior dos Santos, but the former UFC champion suffered a hand injury and was forced out.

Two new Ultimate Fighter winners will be crowned in the heavyweight and middleweight division. Vitor Miranda squares off with Antonio Carlos, Jr. in the heavyweight final, while Marcio Alexandre, Jr. meets up with Warlley Alves at middleweight.

Alves, Alexandre and Miranda are all Team Chael Sonnen fighters,w hile Carlos is the lone representative from Team Wanderlei Silva.

Other main card bouts include Demian Maia taking on Alexander Yakovlev and Robbie Peralta battling former TUF Brazil winner Rony Jason. Earlier this month, Peralta talked with FightLine about his contest vs. Jason that will kickoff the FOX Sports 1 main card.

Four prelims are also scheduled to air on FOX Sports 1, highlighted by a lightweight contest between Rodrigo Damm and Rashid Magomedov. Another 155-pound bout pitting Elias Silverio against Ernest Chavez will take place, along with Paulo Thiago vs. Gasan Umalatov and Kevin Souza vs. Mark Eddiva.

Also, TUF Brazil semifinalist Marcio Rogerio de Lima and Richardson Moreira meet at heavyweight, while Ricardo Abreu squares off with Wagner Silva. Both of those fights, along with Pedro Munhoz vs. Matt Hobar, air on UFC Fight Pass.

FightLine will have coverage of the action, including play-by-play.

Below is the current card:

MAIN CARD (FOX Sports 1/10 p.m. ET)

Heavyweight: Stipe Miocic vs. Fabio Maldonado

The Ultimate Fighter Brazil 3 Heavyweight Final
Antonio Carlos, Jr. vs. Vitor Miranda

The Ultimate Fighter Brazil 3 Middleweight Final
Warlley Alves de Andrade vs. Marcio Alexandre Jr.

Welterweight: Demian Maia vs. Alexander Yakovlev

Featherweight: Robbie Peralta vs. Rony Jason


Lightweight: Rodrigo Damm vs. Rashid Magomedov

Lightweight: Ernest Chavez vs. Elias Silverio

Welterweight: Paulo Thiago vs. Gasan Umalatov

Featherweight: Mark Eddiva vs. Edimilson Souza

PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass/6:30 p.m. ET)

Middleweight: Ricardo Abreu vs. Wagner Silva

Heavyweight: Marcos Rogerio de Lima vs. Richardon Moreira

Bantamweight: Matt Hobar vs. Pedro Munhoz

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