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Maldonado vs. Lawlor, Tibau vs. Trujillo among new fights added to UFC Sao Paulo

Several fighters will make their way to the Sao Paulo card in November, which will be headlined by Vitor Belfort vs. Dan Henderson.

Fabio Maldonado
Fabio Maldonado
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Fabio Maldonado will have his wish granted after all as he will get to fight on the Sao Paulo card in November. Though he won't be facing Ilir Latifi, he will be matched up againstTom Lawlor, another one of the many names he called out earlier this week. Not only that, but lightweights Gleison Tibau and Abel Trujillo and welterweights Gasan Umalatov and Viscardi Andrade have also been added to the card, as Combate reported. Lastly, lightweight prospect Johnny Case takes on Yan Cabral, while TUF Brazil 4's Bruno Rodriguez and Matheus Nicolau collide in a bantamweight match-up (per Combate and MMA Fighting).

Coming off a unanimous decision loss to Quinton Jackson last April, and a TKO win over Hans Stringer before that, Maldonado will look to get back in the win column while Tom Lawlor wants to make it two in a row after a second-round KO win over Gian Villante.

Before his submission loss to Tony Ferguson last February, Gleison Tibau was riding a three-fight win streak with decision victories over the likes of Norman Parke, Piotr Hallmann and Pat Healy. Much like Tibau, Trujillo was also submitted by "El Cucuy" in his last outing, which snapped a two-fight win streak of KO's over Roger Bowling and Jamie Varner.

With a short 1-1 UFC career, the TUF Brazil 2 veteran Andrade will try to rebound from his decision loss to Nico Musoke in February of 2014 while Gasan Umalatov looks to even out his 1-2 UFC record that has a Paulo Thiago decision win sandwiched between losses to Cathal Pendred and Neil Magny.

Highly-touted prospect Johnny Case is a perfect 3-0 in the UFC following wins over Kazuki Tokudome, Frankie Perez, and Frank Trevino. Brazil's Cabral rebounded from a loss to Zak Cummings with a stoppage win over Nayouki Kotani.

UFC Fight Night 77 will take place in Sao Paulo on November 7 and brings the rubber match between Vitor Belfort and Dan Henderson as the main event of the evening.

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