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Derek Brunson vs. Lyoto Machida headlines UFC Fight Night 119 in Sao Paulo

Lyoto Machida (Wander Roberto, inovafoto) Wander Roberto, Inovafoto

“The Dragon” will return in October,

Lyoto Machida is set to compete in a five-round middleweight bout against Derek Brunson, the UFC announced Monday. The matchup headlines the Fight Night card scheduled for Sao Paulo, Brazil, on Oct. 28. Combate first reported the fight.

Machida (22-7) was issued a 18-month suspension prior to a rematch with Dan Henderson in April 2016, and will look to bounce back from losses to Luke Rockhold and Yoel Romero. His last win was in a main event bout with C.B. Holloway in Sao Paulo.

Brunson (17-5) recently stopped Daniel Kelly in just 76 seconds in New Zealand, going back to the win column following defeats to future interim titleholder Robert Whittaker and a close decision against former middleweight champion Anderson Silva in Brooklyn.

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