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Report: Cyborg vs. Lansberg, Barao vs. Nover added to next Brazil card

UFC Fight Night 96 has found its main event and co-main event as Cris Cyborg, Lina Lansberg, Rena Barao and Phillipe Nover have all been added to the September 24 event.

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The next UFC event in Brazil has settled on its main and co-main events as Cris Cyborg has accepted to take on Lina Lansberg in the headliner, while Renan Barao takes on Phillipe Nover in the co-main event.

UOL was the first to break the news.

A former Strikeforce featherweight champion and current Invicta FC titleholder, Cristiane "Cyborg" Justino (16-1(1)) has not lost a fight since her MMA debut back in 2005. She had her first UFC fight on May 14, where she knocked out Leslie Smith in a catchweight bout at 140.

Sweden's own Lansberg (6-1) will try to be the one to stop Cyborg as she also has only lost the first fight of her career, in 2012. Since then, she put together six wins in the European regional circuit, four of which came by way of KO.

As for former bantamweight champion, Renan Barao (33-4(1)), things have been difficult. After coming up short against TJ Dillashaw for the second time, Barao decided to move up to the featherweight division, where he was welcomed by hard-hitting veteran Jeremy Stephens, who defeated him by unanimous decision in May. This left Barao to contemplate the first two-fight losing skid of his career.

Nover, a runner-up in The Ultimate Fighter's eight season, has struggled for most of his career. After being cut from the UFC in 2010, he found his way back in the Octagon last year, where he scored a split decision win over Yui Chui Nam, only to lose another split decision to Zubaira Tukhugov in his next outing.

UFC Fight Night 96 is scheduled for September 24, in Brazil's capital, Brasilia.

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