This Saturday night the UFC is back in Brazil for UFC Fight Night 56. The main event has been reworked on short notice but we now get the legend Mauricio Shogun Rua headling the card against last minute replacement Ovince St. Preux. OSP still has the taste of defeat in his mouth following a five round battle with Ryan Bader but didn’t want to miss the opportunity to face Shogun.
Rua has only won two of his last five but has earned back to back bonuses. His loss to Dan Henderson garnered him a fight of the night bonus and he banked another check following his first round knockout of James Te Huna last year.
The co-main event pits top 10 flyweights Ian McCall and Jon Lineker against each other. Lineker has won five out of his last six and McCall has notched back to back wins. A straweight bout is also booked as Nina Ansaroff makes her promotional debut against Juliana Lima.
UFC Fight Night 56 takes place at the Ginásio Municipal Tancredo Neves in Uberlândia, Brazil. The fun kicks off on UFC Fight Pass before heading over to FOX Sports 2 with the main card airing on FOX Sports 1.
Main Card (FOX Sports 1)
Mauricio Rua vs. Ovince Saint Preux
John Lineker vs. Ian McCall
Warlley Alves vs. Alan Jouban
Leon Edwards vs. Claudio Silva
Nina Ansaroff vs. Juliana Lima
Prelims (FOX Sports 2)
Diego Rivas vs. Rodolfo Rubio
Caio Magalhaes vs. Trevor Smith
Dhiego Lima vs. Jorge Oliveira
Charlie Brenneman vs. Leandro Silva
Thomas Almeida vs. Tim Gorman
Prelims (UFC Fight Pass)
Colby Covington vs. Wagner Silva