Brandao (15-8) is 2-1 inside the octagon. The explosive Brazilian comes into the bout with the momentum a unanimous decision victory over Joey Gambino at UFC 153. The TUF winner’s debut saw him submit Dennis Bermudez in a thriller, “Ceara” then came up on the short end against Darren Elkins in his second outing.
Garza (12-3) is 3-2 inside the promotion. “The Scarecrow” recently rebounded from back-to-back losses to Dustin Poirier and Dennis Bermudez to take a unanimous decision victory over former title challenger Mark Hominick. The Fargo native owns octagon victories over Fredson Paixao and Yves Jabouin.