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UFC Fight Roundup: TUF winner Warlley Alves returns in November

Guilherme Cruz, MMA Fighting

The UFC officially announced the UFC Fight Night 56 card with a media day in Uberlandia, Brazil, on Tuesday, and added a new bout to the event.

The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 3 winner Warlley Alves will return to the Octagon at the Nov. 8 fight card against Alan Jouban.

Alves (7-0) became the TUF: Brazil 3 middleweight winner by choking out Marcio Alexandre Jr. with a guillotine in May, and now returns to his original weight class at 170 pounds. During the reality show, Alves defeated Wendell Oliveira, Ismael de Jesus and Wagner Gomes.

Jouban (10-2), a former RFA welterweight title challenger, makes his second appearance inside the Octagon. In his promotional debut, at UFC Fight Night 47, "Brahma" knocked out Seth Baczynski in the first round.

Grace Tourinho, managing director of the UFC in Brazil, announced on Tuesday that Juliana Lima (6-2) and TUF: Brazil 3 alum Wagner Silva (3-1) will also compete at the UFC card in Uberlandia, but the opponents are not set yet.

Mauricio Rua vs. Jimi Manuwa headlines the UFN 56 card, with Rafael Cavalcante taking on Ovince Saint Preux in the co-main event.

The last UFC card in Brazil this year, set for Dec. 20 in Barueri, Sao Paulo, has a new match-up set as well.

Marcos Rogerio de Lima (12-2-1), who scored a 20-second knockout over Richardson Moreira at TUF: Brazil 3 Finale in May, takes on Igor Pokrajac. Pokrajac (25-11, 1 no-contest) desperately needs a win in the UFC after losing three of his last four, with one no-contest.

Headlined by Lyoto Machida vs. C.B. Dollaway, UFC Fight Night 58 takes place at the Jose Correa Gymnasium in Barueri, Sao Paulo.

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