Stumpy submission specialist Rousimar Palhares and Alexandre "Cacareco" Ferreira have agreed to go toe-to-toe at UFC Versus 3, which is scheduled for March 3, 2011, at soon-to-be determined location/venue, according to Tatame.com.
The two Brazilians -- former teammates at Brazilian Top Team -- have apparently made verbal agreements to throw down, however, contracts have not been signed at this time.
Both fighters are coming off losses.
Palhares lost to Nate Marquardt via first round technical knockout at UFC Fight Night back on Sept. 15. "Toquinho" -- who was on a three-fight win streak before the setback -- paused to complain to the ref that Marquardt was greased. Marquardt wisely took advantage of his opponent's hesitation and finished him in short order.
Ferreira, meanwhile, dropped his Octagon debut to veteran Vladmir Matyushenko also via first round technical knockout (strikes) in a light heavyweight contest back at UFC 122 in November. The Jungle Fight veteran was on a seven-fight winning run before getting swept up by the "Janitor."
He'll look to avoid back-to-back losses as a middleweight his next time out opposite "Paul Harris."
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