The final two fights for UFC 142 were confirmed on Tuesday, rounding out the Jan. 14 fight card at HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Golden Glory’s Siyar Bahadurzada will face Team Nogueira middleweight Erick Silva, and unbeaten Stanislav Nedkov returns to face Team Nogueira light heavyweight Fabio Maldonado on Jan. 14.
Due to injury, Alexandre Ferreira will not be fighting in his hometown of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Aug. 27 in what would have been just his second UFC bout.
The UFC has confirmed three bouts for UFC 134 scheduled for Aug. 27 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, including a rematch between Mauricio “Shogun” Rua vs. Forrest Griffin.
On Oct. 16, 1998, the Ultimate Fighting Championship held its one and only show in Brazil with “Ultimate Brazil” at the Ginasio da Portuguesa in Sao Paulo. In what will be 13 years later, the promotion plans to return.