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TUF Brazil: 4 Finale gets Lyoto Machida vs. Yoel Romero main event

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A middleweight main event between Lyoto Machida and Yoel Romero is scheduled to take place at the TUF Brazil: 4 Finale in June.

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Although reports initially claimed that the UFC would return to Brazil in June, it appears the promotion has decided to venture to Miami, Florida for the finale of the fourth edition of The Ultimate Fighter Brazil.

According to, the UFC had scheduled a middleweight main event between Lyoto Machida and Yoel Romero to take place June 27 in Florida. The contest is scheduled for five rounds.

A match-up between Rick Story and Erick Silva, which was originally set as the headlining bout, has been moved to the co-main event slot. Other match-ups revealed for the event include Nikita Krylov vs Marcos Rogerio de Lima, Rani Yahya vs. Masanori Kanehara, Thiago Santos vs. Steve Bosse and Lorenz Larkin vs. Santiago Ponzinibbio.

Machida most recently fought last month in April, where he lost to Luke Rockhod via second round submission. The former light-heavyweight champion has compiled a 3-2 record since dropping down to middleweight.

Romero has been away from the Octagon since his controversial TKO win against Tim Kennedy last September. However, he has compiled a 5-0 record under the UFC banner, include four stoppage wins.