UFC Fight Night 36 takes place Feb. 15 at Arena Jaragua in Jaragua do Sul, Santa Caarina, Brazil. The night’s main card airs on FOX Sports 1 following prelims on UFC Fight Pass.
The headliner features former UFC champion and Brazilian star Lyoto Machida (20-4 MMA, 12-4 UFC), who meets ex-Strikeforce/DREAM champion and fellow middleweight Gegard Mousasi (34-3-2 MMA, 1-0 UFC). The title hopefuls are slated for a five-rounder.
Additional middleweight contenders meet in the co-headliner as Francis Carmont (22-7 MMA, 6-0 UFC) takes on Ronaldo Souza (19-3 MMA, 2-0 UFC). Carmont has won 11 straight while Souza has posted five consecutive victories since losing his Strikeforce belt in 2011.
Rounding out the main card are welterweights Takenori Sato (17-8-7 MMA, 0-0 UFC) vs. Erick Silva (15-4 MMA, 3-3 UFC), welterweights Viscardi Andrade (17-5 MMA, 1-0 UFC) vs. Nicholas Musoke (11-2 MMA, 1-0 UFC), and featherweights Thiago Tavares (18-5-1 MMA, 8-5-1 UFC) vs.Zubair Tuhugov(15-3 MMA, 0-0 UFC).
The full UFC Fight Night 36 lineup includes:
MAIN CARD (FOX Sports 1, 10:30 p.m. ET)
- Lyoto Machida vs. Gegard Mousasi
- Francis Carmont vs. Ronaldo Souza
- Takenori Sato vs. Erick Silva
- Viscardi Andrade vs. Nicholas Musoke
- Thiago Tavares vs. Zubair Tuhugov
PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass, 7 p.m. ET)