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UFC on FX: Belfort vs. Bisping is an upcoming mixed martial arts event to be held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on January 19, 2013 at Ibirapuera Arena in São Paulo, Brazil.[1][2]


The main fight will have the middleweights Michael Bisping and Vitor Belfort. The event will also hold the first UFC fight for Daniel Sarafian, middleweight finalist on the first season of The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil. Sarafian was injured before the championship fight with Cezar Ferreira, who went on to win the show.[3]

Johnny Eduardo was briefly linked to a bout at this event against Yuri Alcantara, but was replaced by George Roop.[4]

Thiago Perpetuo was expected to face Michael Kuiper at the event. However, Perpetuo suffered a injury and was replaced by Caio Magalhaes.[5]

Official fight card

Main Card (FX)
Weight Class Method Round Time Notes
Middleweight Vitor Belfort vs. Michael Bisping
Middleweight Daniel Sarafian vs. C.B. Dollaway
Heavyweight Gabriel Gonzaga vs. Ben Rothwell
Lightweight Thiago Tavares vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov
Preliminary Card (Fuel TV)
Featherweight Godofredo Castro vs. Milton Vieira
Middleweight Ronny Markes vs. Andrew Craig
Featherweight Diego Nunes vs. Nik Lentz
Lightweight Edson Barboza vs. Justin Salas
Bantamweight Yuri Alcantara vs. George Roop
Preliminary Card (Facebook)
Light Heavyweight Wagner Prado vs. Roger Hollett


Announced bouts

See also


External links

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