“UFC 198: Werdum vs. Miocic” goes down Saturday night inside Arena Atletico Paranaense in Curitiba, Brazil. UFC Fight Pass streams the card’s first three fights live starting at 6:30PM ET/3:30PM PT.
Fox Sports 1 airs the remaining prelims at 8PM ET/5PM PT. The pay-per-view broadcast begins immediately after at 10PM ET/7PM PT.
After an 11-month layoff, heavyweight champion Fabrcio Werdum makes his first title defense when he battles Stipe Miocic in the show’s featured attraction. A critical middleweight tango between Vitor Belfort and Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza serves as the co-main event.
However, perhaps the most intriguing fighter tonight is Invicta FC featherweight champ Cris “Cyborg” Justino making her UFC debut in a 140-pound catchweight contest against Leslie Smith. An expected mauling by Justino will open the door for possible future matchups against Ronda Rousey, Holly Holm and bantamweight champ Miesha Tate.
Here are the official results from tonight’s fights:
(UFC Fight Pass 6:30PM ET/3:30PM PT)
Renato Moicano Defeats Zubaira Tukhugov via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
Sergio Moraes vs. Luan Chagas declared split draw (29-28, 28-29, 28-28)
Antonio Rogerio Nogueira Defeats Patrick Cummins via TKO (punches) at 4:52in the 1stRound
Fox Sports 1 (8PM ET/5PM PT)
John Lineker Defeats Rob Font via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26, 29-28)
Francisco Trinaldo Defeats Yancy Medeiros via unanimous decision (29-26, 30-27, 30-26)
Thiago “Marreta” Santos Defeats Nate Marquardt via KO (punches) at 3:39 in the 1stRound
Demian Maia Defeats Matt Brown via submission (rear-naked choke) at 4:31 in the 3rdRound
(Pay-Per-View 10PM ET/7PM PT)
Bryan Barberena Defeats Warlley Alves via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Mauricio “Shogun” Rua Defeats Corey Anderson split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Cris “Cyborg” Justino Defeats Leslie Smith via TKO (punches) at 1:21 in the 1stRound
Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza Defeats Vitor Belfort via TKO (punches) at 4:38 in the 1stRound
Stipe Miocic Defeats Fabricio Werdum via KO (punches) at 2:47 in the 1stRound (Miocic captures UFC heavyweight title)