Middleweights get top billing at Saturday's UFC on FX 7 event from Sao Paulo, Brazil, as hometown debutante Daniel Sarafian draws C.B. Dollaway in the co-main role, while Vitor Belfort vs. Michael Bisping stands atop the lineup as the featured hurrah. The 4-fight FX main card begins at 9:00 p.m. ET on the heels of a 6-piece preliminary offering on Fuel TV at 6:00 p.m. ET, with a lone bout on Facebook kicking off the evening's face-punching festivities.
This match up in particular has really drawn my interest, mostly because the general consensus from the fan-base and the betting lines point strongly toward Brazilian newcomer Daniel Sarafian (7-2). Look -- I'm an honest guy and an open book, so I have no problem revealing that I wasn't able to catch most of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF): Brazil, which served as Sarafian's launchpad to the Octagon. But, now, having finally taken in his performances on the show, I'm starting to understand the appeal.
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Former Olympian, Daniel Cormier, made his light heavyweight debut against Patrick Cummins at UFC 170. Now, he will be fighting for the vacant light heavyweight strap at UFC 187 against Anthony Johnson. Catch all the action on Pay-Per-View on May 23rd. watch video >>
Jon Jones has been stripped of his title and is suspended indefinitely. Daniel Cormier replaces Jones to fight Anthony "Rumble" Johnson at UFC 187 for the UFC light heavyweight title. Dana White said Cormier was asking for this fight as soon as he heard about Jones' incident: The title fight between Cormier and Jones is not for the interim belt, but the official UFC light heavyweight title. With this new main event, a prediction Chael Sonnen made on March 30th has come true. UFC 187 now has Johnson vs Cormier, Weidman vs Belfort, Khabib vs Cowboy, Browne vs Arlovski, Benavidez vs Moraga, Dodson vs Makovsky, Dong Hyun Kim vs Josh Burkman, Uriah Hall vs Rafael Natal, and Rose Namajunas vs Nina Ansaroff. Jon Jones stripped of his title after hit and run incident, now Daniel Cormier fights Anthony Johnson at UFC 187 for the UFC light-heavyweight belt. You like this decision? Right call to make or not? watch video >>
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