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A critical welterweight affair between Jake Shields (pictured) and Demian Maia will in fact headline the UFC’s return to Brazil. However, that wasn’t the only confirmation the MMA promotion made regarding their October 21 event.
On Tuesday morning, it was reported Jose Correa Arena in Sao Paulo will hosts the fiesta. The show’s entire main card was also announced.
A pivotal 170-pound shootout with Erick Silva and Dong Hyun Kim serves as the co-featured attraction. Lightweight Rony Jason and Jeremy Stephens get third-to-top billing.
A light heavyweight scrap between Thiago Silva vs. Matt Hamill and bantamweights T.J. Dillashaw and Raphael Assuncao round out the main card.
Fox Sports 1 broadcasts the five showcase fights live in North America at 8PM ET/5PM PT.
Here is the show’s current lineup:
Iliarde Santos vs. Chris Cariaso
Hacran Dias vs. Rodrigo Damm
Fábio Maldonado vs. Joey Beltran
(Fox Sports 1 8PM ET/5PM PT)
T.J. Dillashaw vs. Raphael Assuncao
Thiago Silva vs. Matt Hamill
Rony Jason vs. Jeremy Stephens
Erick Silva vs. Dong Hyun Kim
Demian Maia vs. Jake Shields
BEST OF MAXIM
It had been rumored that the UFC would be returning to Brazil in October and now the event is official. The UFC made official UFC Fight Night 29, which will take place on Wednesday, October 9 from the Jose Correa Arena in Barueri, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
The five round main event of the show will be former Strikeforce middleweight champion former UFC welterweight title challenger Jake...
Demian Maia gets the star treatment on Oct. 9, when the UFC brings the Octagon to Barueri, Brazil, less than 30 miles from where he grew up in São Paulo. Maia, still unbeaten as a UFC welterweight, will face former Strikeforce champion Jake Shields in the main event of a UFC Fight Night show which will air live on FOX Sports 1 from the Jose Correa Arena.
The UFC officially announced...
The UFC returns to Brazil in October, this time with a Fox Sports 1 Fight Night edition that will feature a main event pitting No.4 ranked welterweight contender and former challenger to the middleweight title Demian Maia taking on former Strikeforce champion Jake Shields. Undefeated in the 170 lbs. division, Maia will fight on home soil for the first time since joining the UFC....
The UFC is wasting no time in promoting “UFC Fight Night: Maia vs. Shields.” Just one day after announcing the show’s four featured bouts, the organization released the card’s official event poster showcasing the weight fighters.
Jose Correa Arena in Sao Paulo, Brazil hosts the October 9 festivities.
A welterweight tango between Demian Maia and Jake Shields headlines the...