Former Ultimate Fighter winner Diego Brandao has been campaigning to compete on the upcoming UFC 153 card in Brazil and it looks like he finally got his wish.

Brandao announced via Twitter on Monday that he will face fellow featherweight Joey Gambino at the show slated to land in Rio de Janeiro on Oct 13.

Following a successful run to become the Ultimate Fighter season 14 champion, Brandao returned to the Octagon for the first time in May at UFC 146.

Unfortunately, Brandao came up just short against Darren Elkins, losing via decision and now he’ll look to exact a bit of revenge when he returns in October.

Facing Brandao in his home country will be 2nd time UFC fighter Joey Gambino.

Gambino made his debut at UFC on FX 4 in Atlantic City in June, and ran into a hurricane as former Ultimate Fighter competitor Steven Siler took him apart and finished the fight in the first round.

Gambino will hope to avoid two losses in a row when he faces Brandao in Brazil coming up in October.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

MMA returns to North Dakota

  • 27 days ago

MMA Promotion, North Star Combat, announces November event. read news >>

Conan O'Brien announces live that he's a part-owner of the UFC (Video)

  • 23 days ago

Conan O'Brien announced live on his show that, thanks to the purchase by WME-IMG, he's a part-owner of the UFC. He also listed a tonof investors along with him.There has been no shortage of read news >>

Daniel Cormier announces his next opponent for the UFC light heavyweight championship

  • 17 days ago

Daniel Cormier has announced his next challenger for the UFC light heavyweight title. Find out who it is and when it goes down. read news >>

Bellator MMA Announces Back-to-Back Events |

  • 12 days ago

Bellator announced the promotion’s first ever Friday/Saturday doubleheader event with Bellator 166 and Bellator 167 taking place on consecutive nights. read news >>

Dan White: Ronda Rousey will fight Amanda Nunes at UFC 207 - 'The Herd'

  • 11 days ago

Dana White announces Ronda Rousey's return to the Octagon at UFC 207 against Women's Bantamweight Champion Amanda Nunes. read news >>

Georges St-Pierre Announces He Has Left UFC: Latest Comments, Reaction

  • 5 days ago

Georges St-Pierre announced on Monday's The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani that he is no longer with UFC, per the show's producer, Eric Jackman. Jackman noted the fighter is a free agent after his lawye read news >>

Chan Sung Jung announces return, wants fight with B.J. Penn

  • 4 days ago

UFC featherweight Chan Sung Jung’s MMA career was put on hold when he was required to complete two years of military service in his native South Korea. With that complete, he’s ready to get back to w read news >>

Jon Jones Tears into Daniel Cormier, Anthony Johnson on Social Media

  • 3 days ago

Just because Jon Jones isn't able to compete right now doesn't mean he can't hear all the smack that his constituents are talking. He made that clear on Twitter Wednesday night when he unleashed a br read news >>