Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is bringing its brand of mixed martial arts (MMA) south of the equator for UFC Fight Night 36, headlined by a middleweight match-up pitting Lyoto Machida (20-4) vs. Gegard Mousasi (34-3-2) at Arena Jaragua in Santa Catarina, Brazil, on Feb. 15, 2013.
The winner is expected to be at the top of a very short list of 185-pound title contenders.
Nipping at their heels is the middleweight co-main event that has Ronaldo Souza (19-3) trying to make it six in a row against dangerous up-and-coming prospect Francis Carmont (22-7), who hasn't lost since 2008 and is perfect through a half-dozen fights inside the Octagon.
It's gonna be bananas! Unlike the event poster...
The good news is, this one will air live on FOX Sports 1 and not the new digital subscription service. Until then, get up to speed on all the UFC Fight Night 36 news and notes by clicking here. For the latest and greatest "Machida vs. Mousasi" fight card and rumors click here.