UFC NEWS – UFC 143: Rafael 'Sapo' Natal vs. Michael Kuiper Added

November 30, 2011 4:00 am by bjpenn.com staff Leave your thoughts
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A middleweight contest has been added to February’s UFC 143 card set for Las Vegas in the form of the Rafael ‘Sapo’ Natal vs. UFC newcomer Michael Kuiper.

UFC officials made the bout officials yesterday afternoon.

UFC 143 is set to take place at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas on February 4th. Georges St. Pierre will be the headliner against his newest title challenger Nick Diaz live on pay-per-view.

Natal was last seen outpointing Paul Bradley at UFC 133 to win a unanimous decision victory. The win was a much needed stamp on his UFC career after going 0-1-1 in his first two Octagon appearances.

Kuiper is an undefeated prospect with an impressive looking record however his resume is lacking in the quality opponent department. He enters the UFC on the heels of three consecutive first round stoppage victories.

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