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"TUF 8" fighter vs. "TUF 8" instructor at UFC Fan Expo

Light-heavyweight Vinicius "Pezao" Magalhaes' opponent for his grappling superfight at the UFC Fan Expo will be Daniel Valverde in a meeting between "The Ultimate Fighter 8" members.

Magalhaes' match on Friday will be one of four superfights at the two-day Grapplers Quest event during UFC Fan Expo Weekend at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas. The other bouts are Rumina Sato vs. Ulysses Gomez on Friday and Joe Stevenson vs. Bill Cooper and Jeff Glover vs. Fredson Paixao on Saturday.

Magalhaes (2-4), the runner-up on season eight of "TUF," was released by the UFC in April after his second straight loss in the promotion at UFC 97. The Brazilian Jiu Jitsu instructor has since secured a position as an instructor at the new TapouT training center in Las Vegas.

Valverde out of Team Minotauro appeared on "The Ultimate Fighter 8" as coach Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira's jiu-jitsu instructor alongside boxing coach Al Stanky.