Sarafian (7-3) is coming off of a contentious loss to fellow Ultimate Fighter alum C.B. Dollaway at UFC on FX 7. The Sao Paulo native advanced to the finals during the first iteration of TUF: Brazil, but was forced out due to injury.
Mendez (7-0-1) is undefeated in his professional career. The promotional debutant will be making competing under the zuffa banner for the first since December of 2011, where the middleweight took a split decision over Fernando Gonzalez in the Strikeforce cage.