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Rafael Natal and Tom DeBlass Both Added to UFC on FUEL TV 4 | UFC NEWS


By: Jason Kindschy:

Dominance MMA Management announced yesterday via Twitter that both Rafael “Sapo” Natal (14-3-1) and Tom DeBlass (7-1-0) have been scheduled to fight in July at UFC on FUEL TV 4. The UFC has not announced Natal or DeBlass’ respective opponents.

UFC on FUEL TV 4 is set to take place at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, California on July 11th. The broadcast for the preliminary bouts on the card has not been announced, and neither Rafael Natal, nor Tom DeBlass are currently aware if they are on the main card or not. UFC on FUEL TV 4 is also set to host a showdown between middleweight contenders Mark Munoz and Chris Weidman. Another announced match-up for the San Jose event is a light heavyweight fight that pits Brandon Vera against James Te Huna.

Rafael Natal is coming off back-to-back decision victories over Paul Bradley and UFC newcomer Michael Kuiper. Previous to his recent win streak, “Sapo” suffered a loss at the hands of Rich Attonito, and a hard fought majority draw against Jesse Bongfelft. The Renzo Gracie-trained Natal looks to maintain a place in the winner’s circle going into the July 11th event.

DeBlass on the other hand is seeking his first win inside the Octagon. Under the tutelage of Ricardo Almeida, Tom DeBlass is coming off a majority draw against Cyrille Diabate in his UFC debut on April 14th at UFC on FUEL TV 2 in Sweden. That fight broke a seven fight win streak for DeBlass, with all seven wins being garnered in the Ring of Combat promotion. DeBlass also looks to get his hand raised in San Jose on July 11th, and prove he belongs in the UFC.

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