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Friday, Mar 15, 2013

Jussier Formiga Fighting Chris Cariaso at UFC on FX 8

Cariaso (photo courtesy Fight House Management)

By FCF Staff

The upcoming May 18th UFC on FX card in Jaragua do Sul, Brazil, will feature a compelling flyweight bout, as Jussier Formiga will take on fellow, top ten ranked, Chris Cariaso. UFC on FX 8 will be hosted by the Arena Jaragua and will be broadcast on FX.

The Brazilian publication Tatame.com was the first to report the match-up, and Full Contact Fighter has confirmed with a source close to Cariaso’s camp that the latter has signed the bout agreement.

Formiga (14-2), who formerly went by Jussier da Silva, is coming off a stoppage loss to Jon Dodson in October, which snapped the former number one fighter’s five fight win streak.

Cariaso (14-4), meanwhile, was tapped out by John Moraga with a second round, guillotine choke in his last outing, which took place at UFC 155 in December. Prior to the defeat the American fighter had won three straight.

The May 18th, UFC on FX 8 card will feature a middleweight bout between Vitor Belfort and Luke Rockhold in the main event.



posted by FCF Staff @ 3:10 pm
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