Jussier Formiga vs. Chris Cariaso set for UFC on FX 8 in Brazil | UFC News


A flyweight bout between Jussier Formiga (14-2 MMA, 0-1 UFC) and Chris Cariaso (14-4 MMA, 4-2 UFC) is the latest addition to June’s UFC on FX 8 event in Brazil.

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.

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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
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