The UFC’s September return to Brazil continues to take shape as the promotion has added a bantamweight between Johnny Bedford and Hugo Viana to UFC on FOX Sports 1 3. UFC officials announced the pairing earlier today.
Both Bedford and Viana head into this bout after dropping respective fights to Team Alpha Male teammates Bryan Caraway and TJ Dillashaw. Bedford’s UFC 159 loss snapped a three-fight win streak for the fighter, dropping him to 2-1 since a stint on TUF 14. His opponent, TUF Brazil’s Hugo Viana, saw his perfect record tarnished after losing to TJ Dillashaw at UFC on FOX 7. The Brazilian had previously won seven-straight fights prior to his first loss.
UFC on FOX Sports 1 3 takes place September 4 in Belo Horizante, Brazil. A light heavyweight pairing between Glover Teixeira and Ryan Bader will headline the card. Co-headlining the bill will be a middleweight bout between Yushin Okami and Ronaldo “Jacaré” Souza. The card will take place at the Estadio Jornalista Felipe Drumond.
UFC on FOX Sports 1 3 Fight Card:
- Glover Teixeira vs. Ryan Bader
- Ronaldo “Jacaré” Souza vs. Yushin Okami
- Joe Benavidez vs. Jussier “Formiga” da Silva
- Yuri Villefort vs. Sean Spencer
- Ali Bagautinov vs. Marcos Vinicius
- Godofredo Pepey vs. Sam Sicilia
- Johnny Bedford vs. Hugo Viana