UFC Fight Night 32 card is filling up fast as the promotion set three more bouts to the Nov. 9 event in Goiania, Brazil.
Headlined by the light-heavyweight fight between Vitor Belfort and Dan Henderson, UFN 32 will feature the return of Daron Cruickshank against one-time Strikeforce veteran Adriano Martins and Omari Akhmedov’s debut against Thiago Perpetuo. Jose Maria Tome is also set to compete in the card when he meets Dustin Ortiz.
Martins (24-6) was one of the best lightweights in Brazil over the last few years, and signed with the promotion after defeating long-time UFC veteran Jorge Gurgel at Strikeforce’s last event in January. Martins suffered an injury that forced him out of competition for months, but he looks to extend his win streak to six against Cruickshank.
Cruickshank (13-3), a competitor on The Ultimate Fighter 15, is 3-1 in the UFC after a split-decision victory over Yves Edwards at UFC on FOX 8. Cruickshank‘s only loss inside the Octagon was delivered by John Makdessi, via unanimous decision, in March.
Akhmedov (11-0) signed with the UFC to fight Perpetuo, and he will go for the finish as soon as the bell rings. The Russian middleweight has gone the distance only twice in his career, and he finished his other nine opponents in the first round.
Perpetuo (9-1-1) returns to the Octagon 17 months after his third-round TKO victory over Leonardo Mafra Texeira at UFC 147. "Bodao" has defeated Joao Paulo de Souza and Francisco Trinaldo during TUF Brazil 1 last year, losing to season’s middleweight winner Cezar Ferreira in the semifinals.
Tome (33-4, 2 NC) looks for his first win inside the Octagon after suffering a second-round TKO loss to John Lineker in a 129-pound catchweight bout, after Lineker failed to make weight. The loss stopped Tome’s 17-fight undefeated streak.
Ortiz (11-2) makes his first appearance inside the Octagon following three consecutive wins. He most notably lost via unanimous decision to Ian McCall at Tachi Palace Fights in 2011, and has gone 4-1 since.
Check below the fight card for UFC Fight Night 32:
Vitor Belfort vs. Dan Henderson
Cezar Ferreira vs. Daniel Sarafian
Rafael Cavalcante vs. Igor Pokrajac
Santiago Ponzinibbio vs. Ryan LaFlare
Thiago Tavares vs. Quinn Mulhern
Godofredo Pepey vs. Sam Sicilia
Paulo Thiago vs. Brandon Thatch
Adriano Martins vs. Daron Cruickshank
José Maria Tome vs. Dustin Ortiz
Thiago Perpetuo vs. Omari Akhmedov