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Fabricio Werdum vs. Stipe Miocic headlines soccer stadium event in Brazil

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The UFC’s first soccer stadium event in Brazil takes place on May 14.

The promotion officially announced on Friday that heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum will headline UFC 198 against Stipe Miocic at the 42,000-seat Arena da Baixada stadium in Curitiba, Brazil.

Werdum (20-5-1) looks to defend his UFC belt for the first time, after pulling out of a Feb. 6 event due to an injury. In his last fight, the Brazilian finished Cain Velasquez to win the undisputed title.

Miocic (14-2) earned a shot at the title after knocking out Andrei Arlovski in 54 seconds at UFC 195. Miocic enters the title fight holding an 8-2 UFC record with five knockout victories, including a fifth-round TKO win over Mark Hunt.

Middleweight contenders Ronaldo Souza and Vitor Belfort, initially expected to headline the card, will meet in the co-main event.

Fabricio Werdum vs. Stipe Miocic
Ronaldo Souza vs. Vitor Belfort
Patrick Cummins vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira
Matt Brown vs. Demian Maia
Bryan Barberena vs. Warlley Alves
Nate Marquardt vs. Thiago Santos
Leonardo Santos vs. Evan Dunham
Yancy Medeiros vs. Francisco Trinaldo
Kamaru Usman vs. Sergio Moraes

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