Onetime Shooto standout Antonio Carvalho is headed to the Octagon. | Photo: Al Quintero/Sherdog.com


Yuri Alcantara will fight on home soil at UFC 134 against featherweight veteran and fellow UFC newcomer Antonio “Pato” Carvalho.

Sherdog.com learned of the matchup Wednesday from a source close to the bout. Despite an initial report that Carvalho was a replacement for Mackens Semerzier, a source informs Sherdog.com that the Alcantara-Semerzier bout was never agreed upon.

Headlined by a UFC middleweight title clash between champion Anderson Silva and challenger Yushin Okami, UFC 134 will emanate from HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro. Featuring a bevy of Brazilian talent, the card is also expected to showcase a heavyweight scrap between Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira and Brendan Schaub, as well as a 205-pound affair pitting Mauricio “Shogun” Rua against Forrest Griffin.

Fighting out of Belem, Brazil, Alcantara rides an 11-fight win streak into his UFC, and featherweight, debut. “Marajo” made his first and only appearance under the Zuffa banner in December at WEC 53, where he out Ricardo Lamas in the first round. Jungle Fight’s inaugural lightweight champion, Alcantara has finished all but two of his 24 career victims.

Carvalho, 32, will also make his Octagon debut at the event. The Canadian has won each of his last three contests, most recently outpointing Doug Evans on June 10 at the Score Fighting Series. “Pato” is a veteran of TKO and Shooto competition and holds notable wins over Hatsu Hioki, “Lion” Takeshi Inoue and Rumina Sato.

This item was updated June 16 at 1:55 a.m. ET to reflect new information obtained by Sherdog.com.

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

Related News

Gilbert Melendez Replaces Bobby Green, Faces Al Iaquinta at UFC Fight Night 71

  • 16 days ago
  • 2 views

Gilbert Melendez apparently needs to get the taste of his loss to Eddie Alvarez at UFC 188 out of his mouth. Just four days after losing a split decision to Alvarez in Mexico City, Melendez agreed to read news >>

Gilbert Melendez Replaces Bobby Green, Faces Al Iaquinta at UFC San Diego

  • 16 days ago
  • 1 views

Gilbert Melendez will make a quick turnaround and fight Al Iaquinta on July 15 in San Diego, according to a report on Wednesday. read news >>

Gilbert Melendez Faces Uphill (But Winnable) Battle After Cruel Split Decisions

  • 16 days ago
  • 14 views

Nobody thought Gilbert Melendez would start his UFC career 1-3. The former Strikeforce lightweight champion had just been too good during a decade spent fighting elsewhere. By the time the UFC absorb read news >>

Jessica Aguilar Signs with UFC, Faces Claudia Gadelha at UFC 190

  • 21 days ago
  • 1 views

Highly regarded women’s strawweight Jessica Aguilar has signed with the UFC and will face second-ranked Claudia Gadelha at UFC 190 on Aug. 1. read news >>

Women's MMA Report: McMann faces Nunes in Nashville, Yamaguchi wins Deep Jewels title

  • 22 days ago
  • 0 views

Former UFC title challenger Sara McMann is set for her next bout in “Music City.” But that’s not all that’s happening in the world of women’s MMA. Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

UFC 189: Judges, referees selected for Jose Aldo vs. Conor McGregor, Robbie Lawler vs. Rory MacDonald

  • 22 days ago
  • 17 views

Same familiar faces will be on hand next month when the Irish and Brazilian takeover invades Las Vegas. Veteran referees Herb Dean and John McCarthy were selected Thursday at a meeting of the Nevada read news >>

Uriah Hall steps in to face Krzysztof Jotko at UFC Fight Night Berlin

  • 23 days ago
  • 9 views

The TUF 17 veteran replaces Derek Brunson, who pulled out with a rib injury. Another alteration has occurred to the UFC Fight Night: Jedrzejczyk vs. Penne event, as Derek Brunson pulled out of his fi read news >>

Video: Michael Bisping tweaks Conor McGregor following Glasgow's quick sellout

  • 24 days ago
  • 293 views

They’re arguably the two most recognizable European faces on the UFC roster, but Michael Bisping isn’t missing a chance to tweak Conor McGregor. Filed under: Featured Videos, News, UFC, Videos read news >>

Uriah Hall gets quick turnaround, replaces injured Derek Brunson at UFC Fight Night 69

  • 24 days ago
  • 10 views

Uriah Hall will be back in action in 11 days. Less than a month after a split decision loss to Rafael Natal at UFC 187, the TUF 17 runner-up has agreed to replace injured Derek Brunson and fight Krzy read news >>

Uriah Hall replaces Derek Brunson at UFC Fight Night 69 in Berlin

  • 24 days ago
  • 8 views

After a recent split-decision loss to Rafael Natal halted his three-fight winning streak, Uriah Hall will look to get back on track in quick order as a fill-in at next week’s UFC Fight Night 69 event read news >>

Trending News

Top News

Jump to: