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Rafael “Sapo” Natal Faces Undefeated Michael Kuiper at UFC 143

A middleweight bout between Rafael Natal and undefeated newcomer Michael Kuiper is in the works for the UFC 143 fight card on February 4 in Las Vegas, according to Brazil’s SporTV.

Natal (13-3-1) topped Paul Bradley at UFC 133 in August for his first UFC win following a draw against Jesse Bongfeldt and debut loss to Rich Attonito. Kuiper (11-0) has gone to decision to just once while going 11-0 in European promotions, including in his native Netherlands.

The Super Bowl weekend UFC 143 event is headlined by welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre vs. Nick Diaz and also features Carlos Condit vs. Josh Koscheck and Erik Koch vs. Dustin Poirier.

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