Formiga (previously known as Jussier da Silva), fights for the first time since his UFC debut in October of last year. There, he suffered a TKO loss to recent title challenger John Dodson, which snapped a five-fight win streak for the world’s former top-ranked 125-pounder.
Meanwhile, Cariaso is on a 4-2 run that includes a flyweight win over Josh Ferguson in his 125-pound debut. Cariaso last saw action at UFC 155 in December, where he suffered a submission loss to upcoming title challenger John Moraga.
UFC on FX 8 takes place May 18, likely at Arena Jaragua in Jaragua do Sul, Brazil. The event’s main card airs on FX following the prelims on FUEL TV and Facebook.
The latest UFC on FX 8 card looks as follows:
- Vitor Belfort vs. Luke Rockhold
- Constantinos Philippou vs. Ronaldo Souza
- Rafael dos Anjos vs. Evan Dunham
- CB Dollaway vs. Cezar Ferreira
- Lance Benoist vs. Paulo Thiago
- Chris Cariaso vs. Jussier Formiga
- Azamat Gashimov vs. John Lineker
- John Cholish vs. Gleison Tibau
- Mike Rio vs. Francisco Trinaldo
- Roger Hollett vs. Fabio Maldonado