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Sergio Moraes vs. Kamaru Usman added to UFC event in Brazil

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Sergio Moraes and Kamaru Usman are slated to battle on May 14, when the Octagon makes it return to Brazil. confirmed the welterweight match-up with sources close to the situation following a report by Combate.

The UFC has yet to announce the city and venue for the event.

Moraes (10-2) enters the bout coming off four straight wins under the UFC banner, capped off by a third-round knockout over Omari Akhmedov in December. Two of his previous three wins also came with stoppages, tapping out Neil Magny and Renee Forte.

Usman (7-1) has won twice after competing at the 21st edition of The Ultimate Fighter. The Blackzilians welterweight defeated Leon Edwards and Hayder Hassan inside the Octagon after going 2-0 in the reality show.

The UFC Brazil card will be co-headlined by Ronaldo Souza vs. Vitor Belfort, and could feature a heavyweight championship bout between Fabricio Werdum and Stipe Miocic in the main event.

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