Friday, November 23, 2012

UFC on FX 7 "Bisping vs. Belfort" officially headed to Sao Paulo, Brazil


By: Jamie Penick, MMATorch Editor-in-Chief

The UFC revealed their official poster on Wednesday for UFC on FX 7 this January in Brazil, and in doing so also revealed the official venue for the event.

The Michael Bisping vs. Vitor Belfort headlined event will serve as the UFC's first trip to Sao Paulo under Zuffa ownership, as they'll head to the Ginasio Estadual Geraldo Jose de Almeida, also known as Ginasio do Ibirapuera.

The venue can seat 11,000 spectators.

Sao Paulo has hosted one UFC event in the past, 1998's "UFC Brazil: Ultimate Brazil" event, which also featured Belfort. The full card coming on January 19 is below:

Main Card

Vitor Belfort vs. Michael Bisping
C.B. Dollaway vs. Daniel Sarafian
Gabriel Gonzaga vs. Ben Rothwell
Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Thiago Tavares

Preliminary Card

Godofredo Castro vs. Milton Vieira
Andrew Craig vs. Ronny Markes
Nik Lentz vs. Diego Nunes
Edson Barboza vs. Justin Salas
Michael Kuiper vs. Thiago Perpetuo
Yuri Alcantara vs. George Roop
Roger Hollett vs. Wagner Prado
Francisco Trinaldo vs. C.J. Keith



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