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Paul Felder vs. Francisco Trinaldo in the works for UFC’s return to Brazil

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

The UFC will return to Brazil on Sept. 24, and the promotion is already working on the card.

The yet-to-be-named UFC event will feature a lightweight clash between Paul Felder and Francisco Trinaldo, multiple sources close to the situation told MMA Fighting.

Felder (12-2), who has competed outside of the United States only once in his MMA career, enters the bout coming off back-to-back wins over Daron Cruickshank and Josh Burkman, improving to 4-2 under the UFC banner.

Competing in Brazil for the 11th time in 14 UFC fights and riding one of the longest current winning streaks in the lightweight division, Trinaldo (20-4) looks for his seventh straight victory after getting past the likes of Yancy Medeiros and Ross Pearson.

Ariel Helwani contributed to this story.

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