The UFC returns to Brazil for the first time in nearly thirteen years, and brings with it some of the best Brazilian fighters on the planet. Middleweight king and champion Anderson “The Spider” Silva will look to defend his title yet again, against Japanese challenger Yushin “Thunder” Okami.
Two former light heavyweight champions Mauricio “Shogun” Rua and Forrest Griffin will do battle in a long awaited rematch, while former Pride and UFC interim champ Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira finally returns to take on the rising Brendan Schaub.
Event coverage starts along with the Facebook prelims at 6PM.
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MW Championship: Anderson Silva defeats Yushin Okami via TKO, round 2.
Mauricio “Shogun” Rua defeats Forrest Griffin via TKO, round 1!
Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira defeats Brendan Schaub via knockout, round 1!
Edson Barboza defeats Ross Pearson via split decision.
Stanislav Nedkov defeats Luiz Cane via TKO, round 1.
Spike TV Preliminary Card
Thiago Tavares defeats Spencer Fisher via TKO, round 2.
Rousimar Palhares defeats Dan Miller via unanimous decision in an absolute classic.
Facebook Preliminary Card
Paulo Thiago defeats David Mitchell via unanimous decision.
Raphael Assuncao defeats Johnny Eduardo via unanimous decision.
Erick Silva defeats Luis Ramos via knockout, round 1.
Yuri Alcantara defeats Felipe Arantes via unanimous decision.
Yves Jabouin defeats Ian Loveland via split decision.