Barueri, Brazil plays host to the UFC's latest trip to South America on October 9th. It wasn't too long ago that Demian Maia was seemingly teetering towards irrelevancy after a lackluster loss to Chris Weidman at UFC on Fox 2. A trip to welterweight has paid off massively for Maia, who has won 3 straight, including an easy decision win over Jon Fitch. Jake Shields' UFC run has been considered a disappointment, and he's failed to finish any of his fights, but he is unbeaten in his last 3 and could break the top 10 of welterweight again if he can beat Maia in the 5 round main event.
Erick Silva and Dong Hyun Kim compete in the co-main event, while Raphael Assuncao and T.J. Dillashaw battle in an important bantamweight affair. Reigning Facebook welterweight kingpin Mike Pierce is finally on a main card again and he'll welcome Rousimar Palhares to 170 lbs.
Here's a look at the full card, which sees several prelims and the entire main card air live on Fox Sports 1. The main card airs at 7 PM ET/4 PM PT and will be used as a lead-in for an all new episode of TUF 18.
Main Card (Fox Sports 1)
Preliminary Card (Fox Sports 1)
Preliminary Card (Facebook)