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Joe Soto vs. Iuri Alcantara added to UFC Fight Night 125 in Belem

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Two UFC bantamweight veterans will lock horns at UFC Fight Night 125 on Feb. 3 live on FOX Sports 1 from inside Arena Guilherme Paraense in Belem, Brazil, as former title challenger Joe Soto attempts to knock off Brazilian veteran Iuri Alcantara, per a promotional announcement following an initial report by Combate.

Soto, 30, is coming off a disastrous loss to Brett Johns earlier this month when he was submitted via calf slicer in just 30 seconds. Before that, though, Soto had won three in a row, including two submissions. The UFC bantamweight class is growing by the month, but Soto should regain divisional momentum if he’s able to take out Alcantara.

Alcantara, 37, is struggling a little more than Soto these days. The six-year UFC vet has lost back-to-back fights for the first time in his career (both via submission) and has produced a lackluster record of 3-4 since the beginning of 2015. Age may becoming a factor for the former Jungle Fight champion, but he’ll have the chance to start 2018 off with a bang in his matchup with Soto.

UFC Fight Night 125 will be headlined by a middleweight bout pitting former UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida against rising undefeated contender Eryk Anders.

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