UFC’s second trip to the northeast area of Brazil takes place at the Nelio Dias Gymnasium in Natal, Brazil, on March 23, and features the debut of Blackzilians member Hans Stringer. Stringer will take on Francimar Barroso in his first UFC fight.
Undefeated over the last six bouts, Stringer (21-5-3) enters the Octagon coming of a draw with Francisco France at WSOF 6 in October. Stringer, who hasn’t lost since 2010, has fought to a draw with Bellator fighter Attila Vegh in his actual undefeated run.
Barroso (16-3) returns to the UFC following a successful debut against Ednaldo Oliveira at UFC 163. "Bodao" took the fight on short notice and defeated Oliveira via unanimous decision. A former Shooto South-American champion, the Nova Uniao light heavyweight enters the bout riding a four-fight win streak.
UFC Fight Night 38 airs live on Fox Sports 1, and the complete card is the following:
Maurício Rua vs. Dan Henderson
Cezar Ferreira vs. C.B. Dollaway
Leonardo Santos vs. Norman Parke
Fabio Maldonado vs. Gian Villante
Rony Jason vs. Steven Siler
Gleison Tibau vs. Mairbek Taisumov
Ronny Markes vs. Thiago Santos
Jussier Formiga vs. Scott Jorgensen
Thiago Perpetuo vs. Kenny Robertson
Diego Brandao vs. Will Chope
Noad Lahat vs. Godofredo Castro
Francimar Barroso vs. Hans Stringer