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Rony ‘Jason’ Mariano Bezerra vs. Sam Sicilia set for UFC 153

TUF Brazil, meet TUF U.S.

Ultimate Fighter Brazil winner Rony ‘Jason’ Mariano Bezerra will face TUF U.S. slugger Sam Sicilia at UFC 153 in a featherweight affair on Oct. 13 at the HSBC center in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The event is set to headline featherweight champ Jose Aldo vs. Erik Koch for the featherweight title.

After Bezerra finished off the shows finale with a decision win over Godofredo “Pepey” de Oliveira, many questioned the lack of game-planning in the lackluster bout. UFC president Dana White had went as far as to tell the press he was not happy with the performances in the TUF featherweight conclusion.

Sam Sicilia makes his debut at featherweight in the UFC, despite his debut KO victory at lightweight against Cristiano Marcello during The Ultimate Fighter Finale. Including wins outside the UFC, Sicilia is currently riding a seven fight win streak in mixed martial arts.

Also co-headlining the UFC 153 event is Alan Belcher vs. Vitor Belfort and Rampage Jackson vs. Glover Texieira. Here is the line-up as it now stands.

  • Champ Jose Aldo vs. Erik Koch (for featherweight title)
  • Alan Belcher vs. Vitor Belfort
  • Quinton “Rampage” Jackson vs. Glover Teixeira
  • Rony “Jason” Mariano Bezerra vs. Sam Sicilia
  • Cezar “Mutante” Ferreira vs. TBA
  • Sergio Moraes vs. Renee Forte
  • Reza Madadi vs. Cristiano Marcello
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