Now that Strikeforce is officially yesterday’s news, it’s time for big brother to reclaim the MMA headlines. The Octagon ends its three-week hiatus this Saturday with “UFC on FX: Belfort vs. Bisping.”
Ginasio do Ibirapuera in Sao Paulo, Brazil hosts the fiesta.
A middleweight shootout between Vitor Belfort (Pictured) and Michael Bisping headlines the gig. A victorious Bisping will earn next crack at reigning 185-pound king Anderson Silva.
The UFC’s Facebook page will offer a live stream of the night’s first scrap. FUEL TV will then air the remaining six prelims live at 6PM ET/3PM PT.
FX broadcasts the four featured fights beginning at 9PM ET/6PM PT.
Here is the show’s official agenda:
(Facebook 5:35PM ET/2:35PM PT)
C.J. Keith vs. Francisco Trinaldo
(FUEL TV 6PM ET/3PM PT)
Ildemar Alcantara vs. Wagner Prado
Yuri Alcantara vs. Pedro Nobre
Edson Barboza vs. Lucas Martins
Nik Lentz vs. Diego Nunes
Andrew Craig vs. Ronny Markes
Godofredo Castro vs. Milton Vieira
(FX 9PM ET/6PM PT)
Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Thiago Tavares
Gabriel Gonzaga vs. Ben Rothwell
C.B. Dollaway vs. Daniel Sarafian
Vitor Belfort vs. Michael Bisping