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Demian Maia vs. Colby Covington added to UFC Fight Night 119 in Sao Paulo

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Colby Covington will fight in enemy territory the next time he enters the Octagon.

The American Top Team product will face Brazilian jiu-jitsu ace Demian Maia at the UFC Fight Night event in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on Oct. 28, sources told MMA Fighting following a report by Combate.

Maia (25-7) recently had his seven-fight winning streak snapped in a title fight against Tyron Woodley, losing via unanimous decision in July. Prior to that bout, Maia finished the likes of Carlos Condit, Matt Brown and Neil Magny.

Covington (12-1) has won four in a row, his longest winning streak since signing with the UFC 2014. After going 3-0 in 2016, Covington defeated Dong Hyun Kim via decision in June.

UFC Fight Night 119 takes place at the Ibirapuera gymnasium and features Derek Brunson vs. Lyoto Machida in the main event.

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