The third UFC on Fox Sports 1 fight card will take place on September 4 and will take place in Brazil. At this time no venue has been selected for the event, but if reports out of Brazil are to be believed, the fight card is beginning to take shape rather nicely.
Three main-card-worthy fights have reportedly been booked for the upcoming card.
According to Globo.com (h/t to MMAJunkie.com), a bout between top-ranked flyweight Joseph Benavidez and fifth-ranked Jussier Formiga has been set for the event.
Benavidez (18-3) has won his last two fights, earning a unanimous decision over Ian McCall and a TKO over Darren Uyenoyama. Prior to those victories, Benavidez dropped a split decision to Demetrious Johnson in a contest that decided that UFC’s inaugural flyweight champion.
Formiga (15-2) is 1-1 in his last two bouts, falling to John Dodson via TKO and rebounding from that defeat with a unanimous-decision victory over Chris Cariaso.
The second bout that has been reported for the card will be a light heavyweight contest between Glover Teixeira and Ryan Bader. This bout was first reported by Portal do Vale Tudo (h/t to MMAJunkie.com).
Teixeira (21-2) is currently ranked third in the division and is in the midst of a 19-fight winning streak. Teixeira remains unbeaten in the UFC (4-0) and has three stoppage victories in those fights. Bader (15-3) is ranked 10th in the division and last fought at UFC on Fox 6, where he earned a quick submission win over Vladimir Matyushenko, submitting him in 50 seconds.
Bader and Teixeira had been scheduled to meet at UFC 160, but Bader withdrew from that bout due to injury and was replaced by James Te Huna. Teixeira submitted Te Huna in the first round.
Souza (18-3-0-1) is coming off a “Submission of the Night” performance in his UFC debut. Souza used an arm triangle choke to stop Chris Camozzi at UFC on FX 8, running his winning streak to four straight.
Okami (29-7) is on a three-fight winning streak since dropping fights to Anderson Silva and Tim Boetsch. Okami is the third-ranked fighter in the 185-pound division, while Souza is the fifth-ranked middleweight.