UFC 198 isn’t until May 14, but the Brazil-based show is shaping up to be pretty bonkers.
According to Sherdog, a matchup between the legendary Anderson Silva and high-flying kicker Uriah Hall is in the works.
Meanwhile, Ariel Helwani reported on UFC Tonight that the UFC is looking for an opponent for Cris Cyborg, so she can be on the Curitiba card as well (she was born in Curitiba).
“UFC 198 is being held in a 40,000 seat soccer stadium in Brazil and they want to make it big. The UFC is actively exploring Cris Cyborg fighting at UFC 198. She’s under Zuffa contract. They’re looking at options, whether she would fight at 145 or 140. They want to stack the deck in Brazil. It’s not official, but they’re looking at it.”
All of this would be in addition to the already-announced heavyweight title fight between champ Fabricio Werdum and challenger Stipe Miocic.
Think the UFC is showing Brazil some love? I think they’re showing them lots of love.