thiago-perpetuo.jpgBrazilian middleweight Thiago “Bodao” Perpetuo (9-1-1 MMA, 1-0 UFC) will welcome promotional newcomer Omari Akhmedov (11-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) to the octagon at UFC Fight Night 32.

UFC officials today announced the new booking.

Featuring a light-heavyweight rematch between Vitor Belfort and Dan Henderson, UFC Fight Night 32 takes place Nov. 9 at Goiania Arena in Goiania, Brazil. The evening’s main card airs on FOX Sports 1 following prelims that air on the same channel and stream on Facebook.

Placement of the Perpetuo vs. Akhmedov bout wasn’t revealed, but the contest is expected to take place on the night’s preliminary card.

Perpetuo was a contestant on the first season of “The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil” but fell short in the semifinals against eventual show winner Cezar Ferreira. The 26-year-old made his official UFC debut at UFC 147, where he earned a third-round TKO win Leonardo “Macarrao” Mafra. Perpetuo was expected to return to action in January, but an injury forced him to withdraw from a planned meeting with Michael Kuiper.

Akhmedov is an undefeated Russian prospect who makes his UFC debut. Fighting professionally since July 2010, Akhmedov has finished nine of his first 11 opponents, with all nine stoppages coming in the opening round.

For more on UFC Fight Night 32, stay tuned to the UFC Rumors section of the site.

(Pictured: Thiago Perpetuo)

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