All-Brazilian poster arrives for UFC Fortaleza: Assuncao vs. Moraes 2

UFC Fortaleza poster arrives
All-Brazilian poster arrives for UFC Fortaleza Fight Night / Pic: Facebook

UFC Fight Night: Assuncao vs. Moraes 2

The Ultimate Fighting Championship returns to Brazil on February 3 (AEDT) with UFC Fight Night 144. MMA event takes place Centro de Formacao Olimpica do Nordeste in Fortaleza, featuring a rematch between a pair of bantamweights, Raphael Assuncao and Marlon Moraes.

Their first outing was in June 2017 when after three rounds of action Assuncao took the win by split decision. Their second encounter is scheduled for five rounds.

The main card also includes a featherweight battle between the former champion in the division Jose Aldo and Renato Moicano. The bout is scheduled for three rounds and is expected to serve as a co-main event.

On Sunday the promotion presented the official poster of an upcoming show (via Twitter). The image features four Brazilian mixed martial artists headlining UFC Fight Night on ESPN + 2.

Among other matchups scheduled for the event Demian Maia and Lyman Good square off at welterweight, and Markus Perez meets Anthony Hernandez at middleweight. The fight card is yet to be finalized. The list of announced to date bouts for UFC Fortaleza can be found below.

UFC Fortaleza fight card

Bantamweight Raphael Assuncao vs. Marlon Moraes
Welterweight Demian Maia vs. Lyman Good
Featherweight Jose Aldo vs. Renato Moicano
Middleweight Markus Perez vs. Anthony Hernandez
Women’s Strawweight Livia Renata Souza vs. Sarah Frota
Welterweight Thiago Alves vs. Max Griffin
Light Heavyweight Johnny Walker vs. Justin Ledet
Bantamweight Ricardo Ramos vs. Said Nurmagomedov
Flyweight Rogerio Bontorin vs. Magomed Bibulatov
Women’s Flyweight Taila Santos vs. Mara Romero Borella
Heavyweight Junior Albini vs. Jairzinho Rozenstruik