John Teixeira vs. Hugo Viana Added To UFC 147 | UFC News
By Jamie McAllister
Two of the Featherweights from this season of The Ultimate Fighter Brazil have been added to the UFC 147 card. John “Macapa” Teixeira and Hugo “Wolverine” Viana have been added to the prelims. Sources close to the fighters confirmed the bout.
Teixeira in his professional career is undefeated and nine of his thirteen victories have come via submission. Teixeira was a member of Team Wanderlei on TUF Brazil and he was eliminated from the competition at the quarter-final stage losing a split decision to Rodrigo Damm.
Viana is also an undefeated fighter since he turned pro two years ago all of his wins have come via the judges decision. Viana was a member of Team Belfort on TUF Brazil and he was eliminated from the competition at the semi-final stage by Rony “Jason” Mariano Bezerra via unanimous decision.
UFC 147 is set to take place June 23 at Estadio Jornalista Felipe Drumond in in Belo Horizonte. Here is how the card is shaping up.
Main Card (PPV)
Rich Frankin vs. Wanderlei Silva
Mike Russow vs. Fabricio Werdum
Daniel Sarafian vs. TBA (“TUF: Brazil” middleweight final)
Rony “Jason” Mariano Bezerra vs. Godofredo “Pepey” de Oliveira (“TUF: Brazil” featherweight final)
Yuri Alcantara vs. Hacran Dias
Preliminary Card (FX)
Felipe Arantes vs. Milton Vieira
John “Macapa” Teixeira vs. Hugo “Wolverine” Viana
Remaining slots will be filled by the TUF: Brazil competitors.