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Nicholas Musoke returns to welterweight division, meets Viscardi Andrade at UFC Fight Night 36


UFC Fight Night 36 gets a new fight as Nicholas Musoke returns to the cage to fight Viscardi Andrade in Jaragua do Sul, Brazil, on Feb. 15. confirmed the news with sources close to the situation, following an initial report from Combate.

Musoke (11-2, 1 no-contest) stopped long-time UFC veteran Alessio Sakara in his Octagon debut at UFC Fight Night 30 in Manchester, England, finishing the fight with an armbar in the first round. The Swedish fighter, who currently rides a seven-fight win streak, returns to the welterweight division for his next bout.

After losing to William Macario at TUF: Brazil 2’s semifinal, Andrade (15-5) stopped Bristol Marunde in 96 seconds to earn his first UFC win at UFC 163 in Rio de Janeiro. Fighting out of Sao Paulo, Brazil, Andrade has nine finishes in his MMA career, being five by way of knockout and four via submission.

UFN 36 is headlined by Lyoto Machida vs. Gegard Mousasi, and the card so far will also feature Ronaldo Souza vs. Francis Carmont and Cristiano Marcello vs. Joe Proctor.

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