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04th May 2016

Final official line-up for UFC 198 has been confirmed


Tom Victor

The UFC will land in Brazil for the first time this year at UFC 198 on May 14, and the impressive final line-up has been confirmed.

As you would expect, the promotion’s first ever event in Curitiba showcases the best of South American talent, with heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum headlining in his home country.

Werdum will take on challenger Stipe Miocic of the United States, who has a 14-2 career record and has tasted victory in Brazil before with his triumph in The Ultimate Fighter.

Also on the main card is an all-Brazilian middleweight fight between Vitor Belfort and Ronaldo Souza, while local favourites Anderson Silva and Cris Cyborg will also travel to Parana for fights of their own.


The bout against Jamaica’s Uriah Hall will be 41-year-old Silva’s first since his loss to Michael Bisping at UFC London.

Cyborg, meanwhile, faces a catchweight bout with American fighter Leslie Smith as she makes her UFC debut in her hometown.

The 30-year-old, who has been mentioned as a possible opponent for Ronda Rousey in the past, has not tasted defeat in more than a decade.

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Main Card for UFC 198

Fabricio Werdum v Stipe Miocic (for heavyweight title)

Vitor Belfort v Ronaldo Souza

Uriah Hall v Anderson Silva

Cristiane ‘Cyborg’ Justino v Leslie Smith

Corey Anderson v Mauricio Rua

Preliminary Card (Fox Sports 1)

Matt Brown vs. Demian Maia

Warlley Alves vs. Bryan Barberena

Nate Marquardt vs. Thiago “Marreta” Santos

Rob Font vs. John Lineker

Preliminary Card (UFC Fight Pass)

Patrick Cummins vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira

Yancy Medeiros vs. Francisco Trinaldo

Luan Chagas vs. Sergio Moraes

Renato Moicano vs. Zubaira Tukhugov