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Monday, Jun 18, 2012

The Ultimate Fighter Brazil Middleweight Winner To Be Crowned At UFC 147

Cezar Mutante

Serginho Moraes steps in to replace injured Daniel Sarafian against Cezar Mutante

Mutante, Jason, Bodao and Massaranduba win best KO, submission and fight bonuses of the season

By FCF Staff

The first-ever middleweight winner of The Ultimate Fighter Brazil will be decided in a three round bout between Cezar Mutante and Serginho (Sergio) Moraes at UFC 147: Silva vs. Franklin II, on June 23, at the Mineirinho Arena, in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Moraes, a semifinalist of the first international edition of the UFC’s reality TV show, was chosen to replace of Daniel Sarafian, who was forced off the card due to an arm injury.

Moraes reached the TUF Brazil semifinals after beating Delson Heleno via submission on the ninth episode of the show. Originally a member of “Team Vitor”, he was moved to “Team Wanderlei” later in the season, squaring off against Daniel Sarafian for the first spot in the middleweight final. Though Sarafian won the bout, everyone was moved by Moraes story, a jiu-jitsu expert who overcame adversity in his personal life. It was this drive and success that made him the perfect choice to replace Sarafian.

The middleweight contestants will square off in the fourth bout of the main card, ahead of a long awaited rematch between TUF Brazil coach Wanderlei Silva and former UFC middleweight champion Rich Franklin. The main card will also feature the TUF Brazil featherweight final, between Rony Jason and Godofredo Pepey, who along with Moraes and Mutante are competing for a lucrative contract with the UFC.

Seven of the 11 bouts at UFC 147 will feature contestants from the first season of TUF Brazil. Due to the injury and the loss of his opponent, Renee Forte will be unable to fight and will make an appearance on a future UFC card.

UFC 147 Main Card

Rich Franklin vs Wanderlei Silva

Cezar Ferreira (Mutante) vs Serginho Moraes

Rony (Jason) Mariano Bezerra vs Godofredo Pepey

Mike Russow vs Fabricio Werdum

Hacran Dias vs Yuri Alcantara

UFC 147 Preliminary card

Rodrigo Damm vs Anistavio Medeiros

Francisco Drinaldo vs Delson Heleno

Hugo Viana vs John Teixeira

Leonardo Mafra vs Thiago Perpétuo

Wagner Campos vs Marcos Vinicius

Milton Vieira vs Felipe Arantes


With the change on the main card, fans who purchased tickets for the event will now officially have three (3) days to decide whether to seek a full refund.

posted by FCF Staff @ 4:56 am
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