A critical welterweight affair between Jake Shields (pictured) and Demian Maia will in fact headline the UFC’s return to Brazil. However, that wasn’t the only confirmation the MMA promotion made regarding their October 21 event.
On Tuesday morning, it was reported Jose Correa Arena in Sao Paulo will hosts the fiesta. The show’s entire main card was also announced.
A pivotal 170-pound shootout with Erick Silva and Dong Hyun Kim serves as the co-featured attraction. Lightweight Rony Jason and Jeremy Stephens get third-to-top billing.
A light heavyweight scrap between Thiago Silva vs. Matt Hamill and bantamweights T.J. Dillashaw and Raphael Assuncao round out the main card.
Fox Sports 1 broadcasts the five showcase fights live in North America at 8PM ET/5PM PT.
Here is the show’s current lineup:
Iliarde Santos vs. Chris Cariaso
Hacran Dias vs. Rodrigo Damm
Fábio Maldonado vs. Joey Beltran
(Fox Sports 1 8PM ET/5PM PT)
T.J. Dillashaw vs. Raphael Assuncao
Thiago Silva vs. Matt Hamill
Rony Jason vs. Jeremy Stephens
Erick Silva vs. Dong Hyun Kim
Demian Maia vs. Jake Shields