Bisping vs. Belfort official to headline Jan. 19th UFC event in Brazil
The UFC early Saturday announced a 12-fight card in Brazil for Jan. 19, though the host city and venue are still to be determined and, the UFC said, will be announced soon. The four-fight main card is likely to air on either FX or FUEL TV.
Headlining the event will be a middleweight bout between recent light heavyweight title challenger and former middleweight title challenger Vitor Belfort (21-10 MMA, 10-6 UFC) and Michael Bisping (23-4 MMA, 13-4 UFC).
In the co-main event, C.B. Dollaway (12-4 MMA, 6-4 UFC) returns for the first time since a May win over Jason “Mayhem” Miller and takes on Daniel Sarafian (7-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC), who reached the finals of the first season of “The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil,” but couldn’t fight due to a training injury. He’ll make his official UFC debut in front of his home country after recently getting clearance to begin training again.