The 13-bout lineup for “UFC on FUEL TV: Nogueira vs. Werdum” has been finalized … sort of. Every scrap in the June 8 event has been confirmed, except for the two middleweights competing in the finals of “The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 2.”
A little known 185-pounder will secure his short-term future by winning a six-figure UFC contract by taking the tournament.
Opposing TUF Brazil coaches Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira (pictured) and Fabricio Werdum headline the show.
The UFC’s Facebook page streams the preliminary card live at approximately 4:30PM ET/1:30PM PT. FUEL TV broadcasts the main bouts immediately after beginning at 8PM ET/5PM PT.
Ginasio Paulo Sarasate in Fortaleza, Ceara, Brazil hosts the fiesta.
Here is the event’s roster:
(Facebook 4:30PM ET/1:30PM PT)
Anthony Smith vs. Antonio Braga Neto
Caio Magalhaes vs. Karlos Vemola
Rodrigo Damm vs. Mizuto Hirota
Ildemar Alcantara vs. Leandro Silva
Godofredo Pepey vs. Felipe Arantes
Derek Brunson vs. Ronny Markes
Rafael Assuncao vs. Vaughan Lee
(FUEL TV 8PM ET/5PM PT)
Rony Jason vs. Mike Wilkinson
Daniel Sarafian vs. Eddie Mendes
Erick Silva vs. Jason High
Thiago Silva vs. Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante
TUF Brazil 2 welterweight final (TBD)
Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira vs. Fabricio Werdum