UFC on FX 8 official for Brazil in May; Rio-Trinaldo, Hollett-Maldonado added

MMAPlayground.com » Community » MMA News Share Forum » UFC on FX 8 official for Brazil in May; Rio-Trinaldo, Hollett-Maldonado added
3/5/13 8:36:41PM
The UFC's return to Brazil now is official for May, along with a pair of newly booked fights.

"UFC on FX: Belfort vs. Rockhold" is set for May 18 at Arena Jaragua, which is located in the Brazilian state of Santa Catarina. UFC officials on Tuesday made a formal announcement of the card and its current lineup of fights.

The main card of UFC on FX 8, featuring a middleweight bout between Brazilian favorite Vitor Belfort (22-10 MMA, 11-6 UFC) and final Strikeforce 185-pound champ Luke Rockhold (10-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC), airs on FX following prelims on FUEL TV and Facebook.

In addition to a slate of previously reported bouts for the card, the UFC announced bouts between lightweights Mike Rio (9-1 MMA, 1-0 UFC) and Francisco Trinaldo (12-2 MMA, 2-1 UFC) and light heavyweights Roger Hollett (13-4 MMA, 0-1 UFC) and Fabio Maldonado (18-6 MMA, 1-3 UFC).

The latest UFC on FX 8 card includes:

Vitor Belfort vs. Luke Rockhold
Constantinos Philippou vs. Ronaldo Souza
Rafael dos Anjos vs. Evan Dunham
CB Dollaway vs. Cezar Ferreira
Lance Benoist vs. Paulo Thiago
Azamat Gashimov vs. John Lineker
Mike Rio vs. Francisco Trinaldo
Roger Hollett vs. Fabio Maldonado

3/5/13 8:52:12PM
Two solid match ups

I thought Maldanado was going to drop to MW after his last loss. Guess he had a change of heart
3/5/13 9:00:45PM
although this card currently lacks the "wow factor," I have a feeling this will be a great event