UFC veterans Rousimar Palhares and Sergio Moraes will make their Taura MMA debuts in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Oct. 23, taking on Sean Loeffler and Jared Revel in a fight card headlined by four championship bouts, sources told MMA Fighting.
Palhares vs. Loeffler was originally booked for Taura MMA 11, set for Oct. 30 in Florida, but the promotion decided to moved it to the Rio de Janeiro card.
Moraes (14-6-1) makes his return to the cages after a seven-year run in the UFC that included wins over the likes of Neil Magny, Tim Means and Ben Saunders. The TUF: Brazil 1 runner-up was let go by the UFC after losing three in a row in 2019. Revel (10-2) won five straight in the Canadian circuit since 2018.
In the main event of Taura MMA 10, which got moved from Canoas to Rio de Janeiro, TUF: Brazil 4 veteran Bruno Mesquita challenges flyweight champion Felipe Gheno.
Douglas Felipe puts his bantamweight title on the line versus Ary Farias in the co-main event, while strawweight queen Yasmin Castanho and flyweight titleholder Isaac Moura meet former Bellator fighter Bruna Vargas and Gian Sarturi, respectively.