Diego Brandao vs. Daniel Pineda featherweight fight booked for UFC on FOX Sports 1 debut event

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TUF 14 winner Diego Brandao will face off with Daniel Pineda at UFC on FOX Sports 1 #1 on Aug. 17, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts.

The line up for the UFC on FOX Sports 1 debut fight card is nearly complete with the addition of a featherweight contest between Diego Brandao and Daniel Pineda.

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) officials confirmed the 145-pound match up for Aug. 17, 2013 at the TD Garden in Boston, Mass., via Twitter on Wednesday (June 5, 2013).

Both men are coming off first-round submission victories in their last bouts and will be looking to win their fourth fight inside the Octagon after registering three UFC victories to date.

Brandao (17-8) has essentially been a wrecking ball since winning The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 14, going 3-1 with the lone bump in the road coming to top featherweight contender Darren Elkins at UFC 146.

The Brazilian looked sensational in his last bout as he sent Pablo Garza out of the UFC with a dominant first-round victory capped off by an arm-triangle choke.

Pineda (18-9) may have saved his job with the UFC last April when he snapped a two-fight losing streak with a first-round submission of Justin Lawrence at The Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale. The win made "The Pit" the first UFC fighter since Frank Mir defeated Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira at UFC 140 to win a fight inside the Octagon with a kimura.

Win or lose, the 27-year-old doesn't appreciate going to the judges as he has only gone the distance twice in 27 professional fights.

Of a combined 35 mixed martial arts (MMA) victories, Brandao and Pineda have defeated 32 opponents by (technical) knockout or submission, which means there is a good chance this match up doesn't see the judge's scorecards.

UFC on FOX Sports 1 #1 is headlined by a light heavyweight contest between Chael Sonnen and Mauricio Rua and also features significant main card bouts of Alistair Overeem vs. Travis Browne, Urijah Faber vs. Yuri Alcantara, Matt Brown vs. Thiago Alves and much more.

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