The Octago is back in Brazil at the in Sal Paulo, Brazil, for UFC Fight Night 119. The main event a Middleweight contest between number 7 ranked contender Derek Brunson & former Light Heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida.
Brunson has won 6 of his last 8. The North Carolina native won 5 straight with 4, 1st round finishes before a 2 fight skid, but got back in the win column in June with a knockout of Daniel Kelly. Machida returns to action after having served a suspension for a USADA violation, looking to head a 2 fight skid.
The co-main event is a welterweight bout pitting number 3 ranked contender Demian Maia against the number 7 ranked Colby “Chaos” Covington. Maia a 39 year ole, Sao Paulo native is a 4th degree BJJ black belt, with 12 of 15 stoppage wins by submission. Covington is a 29 year old from Oregon, training in Florida , with American Top Team, on a 4 fight win streak.
FS1 Main Card
MW: Derek Brunson def. Lyoto Machida by KO (punches) 2:30 R1
WW: Colby Covington def. Demian Maia by (29-27, 30-27, 30-26) unanimous decision
BW: Pedro Munhoz def. Rob Font by submission (guillotine choke) 4:13 R1
LW: Francisco Trinaldo def. Jim Miller by (28-28 x2) unanimous decision
MW: Thiago Santos def. Jack Hermansson by TKO (punches) 4:59 R1
BW: John Lineker def. Marlon Vera by (30-27, 29-28 x2) unanimous decision
WW: Vicente Luque def. Niko Price by (Darce choke) 4:08 R2
MW: Antonio Carlos Jr. def. Jack Marshman by submission (rear naked choke) 4:30 R1
LW: Jared Gordon def. Hacran Dias by (29-27, 29-26, 30-26) unanimous decision
WW: Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos def. Max Griffin by (29-28 x2, 29-27) unanimous decision
Fight Pass Prelims
FlyW: Deiveson Figueiredo def. Jarred Brooks by (27-30, 29-28, 29-28) split decision
HW: Marcelo Golm def. Christian Colombo by submission (rear naked choke) 2:08 R1