A pair of The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil veterans will meet inside the Octagon in June.
Daniel Sarafian and Ricardo Abreu, who competed in the Brazilian version of the reality show in 2012 and 2014, respectively, have agreed to face off at the UFC Fight Night 68 event in New Orleans on June 6, the UFC announced on Tuesday.
Sarafian (9-5), who earned a spot in the TUF: Brazil final but withdrew due to an injury, recently defeated Antonio Dos Santos Jr. in his return to the middleweight division after losing to Kiichi Kunimoto at 170 pounds. The Sao Paulo native is 2-3 in the UFC.
Unbeaten as a professional MMA fighter, jiu-jitsu world champion Abreu (5-0) hasn’t fought since a second-round submission over Wagner Silva in his UFC debut. "Demente", who went 2-1 during the third season of the UFC reality show, won all five of his official bouts via stoppage.
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