UFC Fortaleza Poster Released
We have ourselves an official poster for UFC Fortaleza. Raphael Assuncao and Marlon Moraes will be going head to head for the second time, in an all Brazilian affair, in the Brazilian city of Fortaleza.
Assuncao and Moraes first met at UFC 212 in June 2017, where Assuncao won via a split decision. It’s expected that the winner of this clash between the number three and number four ranked bantamweights, will get the title next.
In the co-main event, it’s another all Brazilian affair as Jose Aldo and Renato Moicano face off in a featherweight clash. With Aldo ranked number two in the division and Moicano the number four, this match up also has huge title implications.
Dana White was recently asked why Aldo wasn’t in the main event, in which he replied “(Aldo) wanted to be the co-main event. He didn’t want to fight five rounds, he wanted three. That should be the main event, five rounds, that should be the fight. But he said, ‘I want a three-round fight,’ and you don’t say no to Jose Aldo.”
Even with Jose in the co-main event, it’s lining up to be another big night for Brazilian MMA.
These are the fights that have been confirmed so far:
Raphael Assuncao vs. Marlon Moraes
Jose Aldo vs. Renato Moicano
Thiago Alves vs. Max Griffin
Livia Renata Souza vs. Sarah Frota
Junior Albini vs. Dmitriy Sosnovskiy
Demian Maia vs. Lyman Good
Rogerio Bontorin vs. Magomed Bibulatov
Ricardo Ramos vs. Said Nurmagomedov
Johnny Walker vs. Justin Ledet
Markus Perez vs. Anthony Hernandez
Taila Santos vs. Mara Romero Borella