The UFC makes its return to Brazil for a showdown in the middleweight division. U.K.’s Michael “The Count” Bisping takes on Brazilian born Vitor Belfort for a chance at earning a title shot against Anderson Silva. Also on the card is a heavyweight striking war between “Big” Ben Rothwell and Gabriel Gonzaga. Also, ASU stand-out C.B. Dolloway will look to continue stringing wins together when he takes on impressive newcomer Daniel Sarafian.
185 lbs.: Vitor Belfort vs. Michael Bisping
Vitor Belfort defeats Michael Bisping via TKO (high kick) – Round 2, 1:27
185 lbs.: C.B. Dollaway vs. Daniel Sarafian
C.B. Dollaway defeats Daniel Sarafian via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
265 lbs.: Ben Rothwell vs. Gabriel Gonzaga
Gabriel Gonzaga defeats Ben Rothwell via submission (guillotine choke) – Round 2, 1:01
155 lbs.: Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Thiago Tavares
Khabib Nurmagomedov defeats Thiago Tavares via TKO (strikes) – Round 1, 1:55
145 lbs.: Godofredo Castro vs. Milton Vieira
Godofredo Pepey defeats Milton Vieira by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
185 lbs.: Andrew Craig vs. Ronny Markes
Ronny Markes defeats Andrew Craig via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
145 lbs.: Nik Lentz vs. Diego Nunes
Nik Lentz defeats Diego Nunes via unanimous decision (30-28, 30-27, 30-26).
155 lbs.: Lucas Martins vs. Edson Barboza
Edson Barboza defeats Lucas Martins via submission (punches) – Round 1, 2:38.
145 lbs.: Pedro Nobre vs. Yuri Alcantara
Yuri Alcantara vs. Pedro Nobre ruled a no contest (accidental punches to the back of the head) – Round 1, 2:11
205 lbs.: Ildemar Alcantara vs. Wagner Prado
Ildemar Alcantara defeats Wagner Prado via submission (kneebar) – Round 2, 2:39.
155 lbs.: Francisco Trinaldo vs. C.J. Keith
Francisco Trinaldo defeats C.J. Keith via submission (arm-triangle choke) – Round 2, 1:50.