UFC Fight Night: Brunson vs. Machida (also known as UFC Fight Night 119) is an upcoming mixed martial arts event produced by the Ultimate Fighting Championship held on October 28, 2017 at Ginásio do Ibirapuera in São Paulo, Brazil
A middleweight bout between former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Lyoto Machida and Derek Brunson is expected to headline this event.
UFC Fight Night 119 takes place at Ibirapuera Gymnasium in Sao Paulo. The main card airs on FS1 following prelims on FS2 and UFC Fight Pass, the UFC’s digital streaming network.
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Originally, a Light Heavyweight showdown between Misha Cirkunov and Glover Teixieria was linked to this event, but was eventually moved to UFC on FOX 26 in December after Glover needed time to heal from an injury. Carlos Felipe was set to face off against Christina Colombo, but after Carlos was notified of a potential United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) violation, and was replaced by Marcel Golm.
The co-main event between Covington and Maia could have easily headlined this event, as Colby has done his part to promote his fight with his best Chael Sonnen impressions. Colby can prove he’s more than talker if he can pick up a huge win against the former two-time title contender. The rest of the main card looks good, too, as it’s always a good time when Jim Miller competes, and when he has a willing foe like Francisco Trinaldo who likes to bang, it could be “Fight of the Night.”
Opening up the main card is a bantamweight bout between two heavy hitters, as John Lineker will look to get back into the win column after losing to T.J. Dillashaw when he faces off against Marlon Vera, who has been on a roll as of late, winning three straight bouts in dominate fashion. A win over Lineker will give “Chito” the biggest of his career and catapult him up the rankings.