The UFC will complete a weekend doubleheader with UFC Fight Night 56: Shogun vs. Manuwa from Brazil this Saturday night.
Action airs on FOX Sports 1, FOX Sports 2 and Fight Pass from the Ginasio Municipal Tancredo Neves in Uberlandia, Brazil. In the main event, former champion Mauricio “Shogun” Rua meets Ovince St. Preux in a light heavyweight affair.
Rua (22-9) is coming off a third round knockout loss to Dan Henderson and is just 1-3 in his last four. Overall, the legend is 3-5 since winning the belt from Lyoto Machida in 2010. St. Preux (16-6) replaces Jimi Manuwa in the fight after the Brit suffered a broken foot.
St. Preux had a five-fight win streak snapped when he lost a decision to Ryan Bader this past August. Prior to that, he had topped Ryan Jimmo, Nikita Krylov, Cody Donovan, Gian Villante and T.J. Cook – all via finish – since a decision loss to Gegard Mousasi.
Other FS1 main card bouts feature Ian McCall-John Lineker, Warlley Alves-Alan Jouban, Leon Edwards-Claudio Silva and Juliana Lima-Nina Ansaroff.
Five fights air on FS2 after two stream online. Below is the current lineup for the night:
MAIN CARD (FOX Sports 1/10:30 p.m. ET)
Light Heavyweight: Mauricio “Shogun” Rua vs. Ovince St. Preux
Flyweight: John Lineker vs. Ian McCall
Welterweight: Warlley Alves vs. Alan Jouban
Welterweight: Leon Edwards vs. Claudio Silva
Female Strawweight: Juliana Lima vs. Nina Ansaroff
PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX Sports 2/8 p.m. ET)
Featherweight: Diego Rivas vs. Rodolfo Rubio
Middleweight: Caio Magalhaes vs. Trevor Smith
Welterweight: Dhiego Lima vs. Jorge Oliveira
Lightweight: Leandro Silva vs. Charlie Brenneman
PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass/7 p.m. ET)
Bantamweight: Thomas Almeida vs. Tim Gorman
Welterweight: Colby Covington vs. Wagner Silva