Moments after Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 95 was concluded at the capital of Brazil, the UFC officially announced six new bouts for the return of the promotion to the country, scheduled for Nov. 19 at Sao Paulo’s Ibirapuera gymnasium.
Headlined by Alexander Gustafsson vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira, UFC Fight Night 100 will also feature Thales Leites vs. Kryzstof Jotko, Sergio Moraes vs. Michael Graves, Johnny Eduardo vs. Manny Gamburyan, Matheus Nicolau vs. Ulka Sasaki, Marcos Rogerio de Lima vs. Gadzhimurad Antigulov and Luis Henrique vs. Christian Colombo.
Leites (26-6) competes in Brazilian soil for the first time since his successful return to the promotion in 2013. For the past three years, the Nova Uniao middleweight defeated five of seven opponents, capped off by a third-round submission over Chris Camozzi in August.
Jotko (18-1), who has traveled all over the world for his UFC bouts, won five of six fights in the Octagon competing in six different countries. In his first trip to Brazil, the Polish talent looks for his fifth straight win after beating Tamdan McCrory, Brad Scott, Scott Askham and Tor Troeng.
Moraes (10-2-1) is undefeated under the UFC banner since cutting down to welterweight. The TUF Brazil season 1 middleweight runner-up had his four-fight winning streak recently snapped by a split draw against Luan Chagas in May.
Graves (6-0-1), unbeaten in professional MMA fights, also fought to a draw in his last UFC fight. After competing at TUF 21, Graves defeated Vicente Luque and Randy Brown before a majority draw with Bojan Velickovic in July.
In the bantamweight division, Eduardo (27-10) and Gamburyan (15-9, 1 NC) both look to bounce back from stoppage losses. Eduardo lost to bantamweight prospect Aljamain Sterling in December, while the former WEC title contender suffered a quick defeat by the hands of John Dodson.
After competing as a bantamweight at TUF Brazil 4 and beating Bruno Rodrigues at the season finale show, Nicolau (12-1-1) dropped down to flyweight and beat former title contender John Moraga. At UFN 100, the Nova Uniao talent tries to continue his rise against Sasaki (19-3-2), who successfully debuted as a flyweight with a win over Willie Gates in May.
De Lima (14-3-1), initially scheduled to take on Gian Villante at UFC 205, will now have a chance to score his third UFC win in his hometown – "Pezao" stopped Richardson Moreira and Igor Prokrajac in a combined time of 2:19 when fighting in Sao Paulo. Antigulov (18-4) makes his UFC debut coming off 12 straight wins with 11 finishes.
The final bout announced features heavyweights Henrique (9-2, 1 NC) and Colombo (8-1-1). The Brazilian enters the clash fresh off a second-round submission over Dmitry Smolyakov, while the Danish fighter goes for his first UFC victory after fighting to a majority draw with Jarjis Danho in his promotional debut in September.