The Octagon returns to Brazil on October 9 inside Jose Correa Arena in Sao Paulo. Hopefully for all concerned, “UFC Fight Night: Maia vs. Shields” will garner better attendance and ratings than the last time the UFC ventured into jiu jitsu country.
Welterweights Demian Maia and Jake Shields headline the Fox Sports 1 broadcast. A pivotal 170-pound shootout with Erick Silva and Dong Hyun Kim serves as the co-featured attraction.
The UFC’s Facebook page kicks things off by streaming a pair of preliminary bouts live starting at 4PM ET/1PM PT. FS1 will then handle everything else for the rest of the night.
The remaining prelims air at 5PM ET/2PM PT, while the main card begins at 7PM ET/4PM PT on FS1.
Here is the show’s official lineup:
(Facebook 4PM ET/1PM PT)
Alan Patrick vs. Garett Whiteley
Iliarde Santos vs. Chris Cariaso
(Fox Sports 1 5PM ET/2PM PT)
Yan Cabral vs. David Mitchell
Ildemar Alcantara vs. Igor Araujo
Hacran Dias vs. Rodrigo Damm
Mike Pierce vs. Rousimar Palhares
(Fox Sports 1 7PM ET/4PM PT)
T.J. Dillashaw vs. Raphael Assuncao
Fábio Maldonado vs. Joey Beltran
Thiago Silva vs. Matt Hamill
Rony Jason vs. Jeremy Stephens
Erick Silva vs. Dong Hyun Kim
Demian Maia vs. Jake Shields