Ronny Markes vs. Thiago Santos slated for UFC Fight Night card in Brazil

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It’s a middleweight fight between Brazilians, and both fighters look for redemption inside the Octagon.

Coming off a tough loss to Yoel Romero at the UFC Fight for the Troops 3 card in November, Ronny Markes returns to the UFC against fellow Brazilian Thiago Santos at the yet-to-be-announced UFC Fight Night card in Natal, Brazil, on March 23.

Sources close to the situation confirmed the match-up to MMAFighting.com. MMA Space first reported the news.

Markes (14-2), a former Shooto South American champion, enters a fight coming off a loss for the first time since 2010.The Kimura Nova Uniao fighter, who had his seven-fight win streak stopped against Romero, looks to add the fourth win to his UFC record.

Santos (8-2) gets another shot inside the cage after taking a fight with Cezar Ferreira on short notice at UFC 163. "Marreta", a TUF: Brazil 2 alum who lost to Ferreira in 47 seconds last August in Rio de Janeiro, has earned five of his eight professional victories with stoppages.

The unannounced UFC Fight Night card in Brazil will also feature Jussier Formiga vs. Scott Jorgensen, Cezar Ferreira vs. C.B. Dollaway and Fabio Maldonado vs. Gian Villante.

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