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TUF: Brazil's original final planned for UFN 32; Two fights added to UFN 29

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Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

The next UFC cards in Brazil are shaping up, and it looks like two TUF:Brazil finalists will finally meet.

According to a report from UOL, Cezar Ferreira and Daniel Sarafian, who were expected to meet in the TUF: Brazil 1 finale, are in talks to fight at UFC Fight Night 32 on Nov. 9 in Goiania, Brazil.

Sources close to the situation told that’s the fight UFC wants, although no contracts were sent yet.

Sergio Moraes replaced Sarafian against Ferreira at TUF Brazil 1 finale and lost by decision. Ferreira (6-2) battled injuries, and returned to the Octagon 14 months later, submitting Thiago Santos in 47 seconds at UFC 163.

Sarafian (8-3) made his UFC debut at UFC on FX 8 in Sao Paulo, losing to CB Dollaway via split decision. Five months later, he needed only one round to submit Eddie Mendez at UFC on Fuel TV 10.

UFC Fight Night 29, set for Jose Correa Gymnasium in Barueri, Brazil on Oct. 9, gets two more fights. Allan Patrick faces Garrett Whiteley and Igor Araujo re-signs with the UFC to meet Ildemar Alcantara.

Combate and UOL first reported the bouts, both later confirmed by

Undefeated in MMA after 10 bouts, Patrick signs with the UFC less than four months after winning Bitetti Combat’s lightweight title. A training partner of Ronaldo Souza and Erick Silva in Rio de Janeiro, "Nuguette" has won three of his fights via knockout and two via submission.

Also unbeaten in MMA, Whiteley makes his first fight inside the Octagon just three years after his professional debut. Whiteley has finished all of his 5 opponents, four of them in the first round.

Araujo (23-6, 1 no-contest) competed at The Ultimate Fighter 16, but like the rest of the roster he was cut without a single chance inside the Octagon after the end of the season. He later signed with World Series of Fighting, but resigned with the UFC before making his WSOF debut.

Undefeated in the UFC after two bouts, Alcantara (19-5) enters the cage riding a nine-fight win streak following a submission win over Wagner Prado and a unanimous decision victory over Leandro Silva in his welterweight debut.