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TUF Brazil 3 Finale adds Brandao-Ortega, Hobar-Munhoz

TUF Brazil 3 Finale adds Brandao-Ortega, Hobar-Munhoz

April 15, 2014

The TUF Brazil 3 Finale (previously known as UFC Fight Night 42) lineup continues to fill, and the latest additions include a main-card featherweight bout between Rony Jason and Robert Peralta, as well as two preliminary contests with Diego Brandao vs. Brian Ortega and Matt Hobar vs. Pedro Munhoz.

Additional contests are expected to be announced shortly.

Featuring a heavyweight matchup between former UFC champion Junior dos Santos and fast-rising contender Stipe Miocic, “TUF Brazil 3 Finale: dos Santos vs. Miocic” takes place May 31 at Sao Paulo’s Ibirapuera Gymnasium.

Broadcast plans for the card have yet to be officially announced, but the night’s main card is expected to air on the U.S. on FOX Sports 1.

Jason (14-4 MMA, 4-1 UFC), the winner of first season of “The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil,” returns quickly to action after scoring a 77-second TKO win over Steven Siler in March. The result served as a pleasant rebound from a disappointing 40-second loss to Jeremy Stephens this past November. He meets Peralta (17-4 MMA, 3-1 UFC), who fought most recently in December, when he earned a third-round knockout over Estevan Payan at UFC 168.

Brandao (18-9 MMA, 4-2 UFC) looks to rebound from a December loss to Dustin Poirier. “The Ultimate Fighter 14″ winner had been expected to face Will Chope in March, but Chope was pulled from the bout following the event’s official weigh-ins. Brandao now meets promotional newcomer Ortega (8-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC), an undefeated prospect who captured the RFA featherweight title in January.

UFC newcomer Hobar (8-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) makes his debut on the strength of three-straight wins under the Legacy FC banner. Meanwhile, Munhoz (10-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC) is also a former RFA champion who made his UFC debut in February, stepping in on short notice against top-ranked Raphael Assuncao but suffering a decision loss.

MAIN CARD
Junior dos Santos vs. Stipe Miocic
opponent TBA vs. opponent TBA – “TUF: Brazil 3″ middleweight tourney final
opponent TBA vs. opponent TBA – “TUF: Brazil 3″ heavyweight tourney final
Demian Maia vs. Alexander Yakovlev
Rony Jason vs. Robert Peralta

PRELIMINARY CARD
Diego Brandao vs. Brian Ortega
Ernest Chavez vs. Elias Silverio
Rodrigo Damm vs. Rashid Magomedov
Paulo Thiago vs. Gasan Umalatov
Mark Eddiva vs. Kevin Souza
Matt Hobar vs. Pedro Munhoz

Source: MMAJunkie