vitor-belfort-23.jpgThe UFC returns to Brazil this weekend with UFC on FX 8 and a middleweight main event between Vitor Belfort and Strikeforce import Luke Rockhold.

The event, which is Brazil’s second so far this year, takes place Saturday at Arena Jaragua in Jaragua do Sul, Santa Catarina.

UFC on FX 8's main card airs on FX (9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT) following prelims on FUEL TV (6 p.m. ET) and Facebook (4:30 p.m. ET).

The card features many fighters who appear in the USA TODAY Sports/MMAjunkie.com MMA rankings. The middleweight co-headliners, for example, feature an abundance of talent as No. 3-ranked Belfort (22-10 MMA, 11-6 UFC) meets No. 6 Rockhold (10-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC), and No. 8 Ronaldo Souza (17-3 MMA, 0-0 UFC) takes on honorable mention and late replacement Chris Camozzi (19-5 MMA, 6-2 UFC).

The full UFC on FX 8 card includes:

MAIN CARD (FX, 9 p.m. ET)

PRELIMINARY CARD (FUEL TV, 6 p.m. ET)

PRELIMINARY CARD (Facebook, 4:30 p.m. ET)

For the latest on UFC on FX 8, stay tuned to the UFC Rumors section of the site.

(Pictured: Vitor Belfort)

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