On Wednesday, it was announced “The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil” winner Rony “Jason” Mariano (Pictured) will break in his six-figure UFC contract against Sam Sicilia.
Jason took the TUF featherweight tournament last month by posting a decision win over Godofredo Pepey.
“I hope I can please the crowd on the 13th, that is a very special day for me,” said Jason. “At the next UFC Rio, you will see Jason the striker and finisher.” Both fighters have verbally agreed to the bout.
Sicilia is a fellow TUF contestant, competing in the 15th season of the long-running reality show. He made quite the splash in his big league debut by putting Cristiano Marcello to sleep in June.
UFC 153 takes place October 13th inside HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Here are the athletes expected to appear in the show:
Cezar “Mutante” Ferreira vs. TBD
Sergio Moraes vs. Renee Forte
Cristiano Marcello vs. Reza Madadi
Rony “Jason” Bezerra vs. Sam Sicilia
Vitor Belfort vs. Alan Belcher
Erik Koch vs. Jose Aldo (UFC featherweight champion)