After enjoying a brief two-week hiatus, the Octagon comes storming back with a freebie fight card from Brazil. It marks the UFC’s second show in jiu jitsu country in three weeks.
“UFC on FUEL TV: Nogueira vs. Werdum” goes down Saturday inside Ginasio Paulo Sarasate in Fortaleza. A heavyweight scrap between opposing “The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 2” coaches Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira (pictured) and Fabricio Werdum headlines the gig.
Welterweight tournament finalists Leonardo Santos and William Patolino meet in the night’s co-main event to win a six-figure UFC contract.
The UFC’s Facebook page streams the night’s preliminary bouts live starting at 4:30PM ET/1:30PM PT. FUEL TV broadcasts the main bouts immediately after at 8PM ET/5PM PT.
Here is the show’s official agenda:
(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
Erick Silva vs. Jason High
Daniel Sarafian vs. Eddie Mendes
Thiago Silva vs. Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante
Leonardo Santos vs. William Patolino (TUF Brazil 2 welterweight final)
Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira vs. Fabricio Werdum