JARAGUA DO SUL, Brazil – Michel Prazeres looked solid early in his UFC debut, but he came up just a little short – and Paulo Thiago probably saved his job with a unanimous decision win.
UFC on FX 8 Play-by-Play: Paulo Thiago vs. Michel Prazeres
UFC welterweight Paulo Thiago discusses his UFC on FX 8 bout with undefeated UFC newcomer and fellow policeman Michel Prazeres on May 18 at the Arena Jaragua in Jaragua do Sul, Brazil.
UFC welterweights Matt Brown and Thiago Alves have verbally agreed to fight on Aug. 17 at TD Gardens in Boston, marking the launch of Fox Sports 1.
A welterweight fight between Thiago Alves and Matt Brown is targeted for the UFC's late-summer return to Boston for the debut of the UFC on FOX Sports 1.
For now, at least, the UFC on FX 8 lineup shuffling is complete, as a previously reported matchup of Michel Prazeres vs. Paulo Thiago is now official.
An injury has forced welterweight Lance Benoist off next month's UFC on FX 8 card, and Brazilian UFC newcomer Tiago dos Santos will step in to meet Paulo Thiago.
Thiago Silva and Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante thought they would be fighting each other at UFC 162 in Las Vegas, but now the two Brazilians will instead do so on their home turf.
A light heavyweight matchup Rafael "Feijao" Cavalcante and Thiago Silva originally announced for UFC 162 will now take place at UFC on FUEL TV 10.
After five long years without visiting to Brazil, Thiago Silva finally has an appointment to return to his homeland.