The UFC will make its sixth trip to Rio de Janeiro on March 21, but this time it won’t be for a pay-per-view show.
After hosting five pay-per-view events in the "Marvelous City", the UFC will return to Rio for a Fight Night event in March. The card is already being advertized on Hotel Urbano, company that sells tickets for the UFC in Brazil, and MMAFighting.com has confirmed that the show will take place at the Macanazinho gymnasium.
The most recent trip to Rio de Janeiro took place Oct. 25, when Jose Aldo defended his featherweight title against Chad Mendes. Aldo also headlined two other events in the city, defeating Chan Sung Jung and Chad Mendes. Anderson Silva headlined the other pay-per-view cards in Rio, scoring finishes over Yushin Okami and Stephan Bonnar.