The octagon will return to Brazil on November 19 for UFC Fight Night 100.
The historic event will be headlined by a light heavyweight rematch featuring Ryan Bader taking on Antonio Rogerio Nogueira.
“Darth” and “Lil Nog” first met way back in September of 2010 at UFC 119 in Indianapolis, with Bader emerging victorious via unanimous decision.
Ryan Bader has won six of his past seven octagon appearances, his latest being a brutal second-round knockout victory over Ilir Latifi last month at UFC Hamburg which earned “Darth” a performance of the night bonus.
Meanwhile, Antonio Rogerio Nogueira was most recently seen in action at May’s UFC 198 event where he scored a first-round TKO victory over Patrick Cummins. Prior to that, “Lil Nog” was coming off a decision loss to Mauricio “Shogun” Rua.
Also on the card is a key women’s strawweight bout featuring former title challenger Claudia Gadelha taking on rising division contender Cortney Casey.
Claudia Gadelha is coming off a unanimous decision loss to Joanna Jędrzejczyk in her bid to dethrone the 115-pound Queen. The title scrap was deemed “fight of the night” but also marked the second time that the Brazilian had suffered a decision setback to Joanna. When not facing an opponent with the last name of Jędrzejczyk, Gadelha has gone a perfect 13-0.
Claudia’s UFC Fight Night 100 opponent, Cortney Casey, has put together a two-fight win streak, her most recent being a submission victory over Randa Markos at August’s UFC 202 event in Las Vegas.
The bout order for the November 19 event in Sao Paulo has yet to be finalized, but the following contests are confirmed for the card:
Ryan Bader vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira
Cortney Casey vs. Claudia Gadelha
Krzysztof Jotko vs. Thales Leites
Warlley Alves vs. Kamaru Usman
Johnny Eduardo vs. Manny Gamburyan
Cezar Ferreira vs. Jack Hermansson
Matheus Nicolau vs. Ulka Sasaki
Christian Colombo vs. Luis Henrique
Pedro Munhoz vs. Justin Scoggins
Francimar Barroso vs. Darren Stewart
Sergio Moraes vs. Zak Ottow
Marcos Rogério de Lima vs. Gadzhimurad Antigulov
Stay tuned to BJPENN.com for further updates regarding UFC Fight Night 100.