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Mark Godbeer and Luis Henrique move down to light heavyweight, fight at UFC Sao Paulo

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Mark Godbeer will compete at light heavyweight when he returns to the Octagon in September.
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Two fighters will cut to light heavyweight and collide at the upcoming UFC Sao Paulo card on Sept. 22 as Mark Godbeer meets Luis Henrique in Brazil, MMA Fighting confirmed following a report by Combate.

Former BAMMA heavyweight champion Godbeer (13-4) last fought in March, when he lost to Dmitriy Sosnovskiy via second-round submission at UFC London. The defeat snapped Godbeer’s two-fight winning streak over Walt Harris and Daniel Spitz in the Octagon.

Henrique (10-4, 1 no-contest) looks to get back on track following losses to Marcin Tybura and Arjan Bhullar in 2017. “KLB”, who holds a 2-3 record since signing with the UFC in 2015, was originally booked to face Timothy Johnson in February but was forced out of the card due to a biceps injury.

The UFC has yet to announce which fight will headline the event at the Ibirapuera gymnasium in Sao Paulo. The company’s plan was to match up top middleweights Ronaldo Souza and Dave Branch in the five-round main event, but “Jacare” is not interested.