The UFC returns to Brazil with a middleweight clash that has UFC title implications written all over it. The UFC on FX 7 event will also feature some of the best Brazilian prospects like Daniel Sarafian and Edson Barboza as well.
In the main event, Vitor Belfort will face Michael Bisping. Both guys have been with the UFC for quite some time, and as the pre-fight press conference showed, neither man is a big fan of the other.
If Bisping can defeat Belfort, Dana White has said that Bisping will earn a title shot.
The evening's co-main event will feature Sarafian taking on former TUF finalist C.B. Dollaway.
Sarafian looked very impressive during his time on TUF: Brazil and would have competed in the finale if not for an injury that forced him out of the contest. Dollaway made it to the finals on his season of TUF but lost to Amir Sadollah in the finale.
Also featured is a heavyweight clash between Ben Rothwell and Gabriel Gonzaga.
Rothwell is one of the most durable fighters in the sport and has shown a renewed interest in his MMA career. Gonzaga also seems to have found his desire to compete. After entering a brief retirement, Gonzaga has won two straight fights.
(All betting lines courtesy of www.betonfighting.com.)