Diego Brandao Announces UFC 153 Fight Against Joey Gambino

Written by Tom Ngo
July 30th, 2012

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According to Diego Brandao’s (Pictured) official Twitter account, “The Ultimate Fighter 14” winner will be taking on Joey Gambino at UFC 153.

Brandao broke in his six-figure UFC contract in disappointing fashion when he was upset by Darren Elkins at UFC 146. The Brazilian came out like a house on fire, but faded as the scrap went on.

Gambino was submitted by Steven Siler his big league debut at “UFC on FX 4.” Last month’s loss marked his first defeat in 10 professional outings.

UFC 153 takes place October 13th inside HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The 145-pound affair will likely appear in the show’s preliminary card.

Here are the athletes expected to appear in the event:

Cezar “Mutante” Ferreira vs. TBD

Joey Gambino vs. Diego Brandao

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)

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