Two bouts added to Jan. 19 UFC event


Two fights have been added to the unannounced Jan. 19 UFC event Brazil, according to Brazilian news outlets and Tatame.

In bantamweight action, Yuri Alcantara drops a weight class from 145-pounds to take on fellow Brazilian countryman, Johnny Eduardo.

Also, in a featherweight affair, ‘The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil’ runner-up Godofredo Castro meets Milton Vieira.

Alcantara (28-4) has his 13-fight winning streak snapped at UFC 147 in July when he lost a unanimous decision to Hacran Dias. The 32-year-old will look to get back on track when he competes at 135-pounds for the first time in the UFC. Eduardo (26-9) earned his first UFC victory in April, outpointing Jeff Curran for a decision. The 34-year-old has won half of his professional fights by submission.

Castro (8-1) failed to become the ‘TUF: Brazi’ featherweight winner earlier this year, however he did prove he is a UFC caliber fighter with the performance. Vieira (13-7-2) has a second chance at a UFC win after his debut against Felipe Arantes at UFC 147 in July ended in a split draw.

A location or venue for the Jan. 19 event is unknown at this time.


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