UFC on FOX Sports 1 3 continues to take shape as the UFC has added a pair of bouts to the upcoming card. In the first matchup, Marcos Vinicius will welcome Russian newcomer Ali Bagautinov to the Octagon. The second pairing will see Godofredo Pepey take on Sam Sicilia. The UFC confirmed the pairings earlier today.
Ali Bagautinov hails from Kizlyar in Russia’s southern republic of Dagestan and holds a record of 10-2 at flyweight. The Fight Nights flyweight champion put himself on the UFC’s radar with dominant victories in his last three outings. The 2012 world SAMBO champion will be taking on TUF Brazil veteran in bantamweight Marcos Vinicius, who comes into the bout with a 1-1 record since the show. No word on whether the bout will take place at flyweight or bantamweight.
It will be a battle of styles in the second announced pairing, as submission specialist Godofredo Pepey will take on the hard hitting Sam Sicilia. Both fighters will head into the bout in serious need of a victory with both holding 1-2 records in the Octagon.
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