One of the top prospects in the welterweight division will get his toughest test to date as Erick “Indio” Silva faces top-five-ranked Jon Fitch. Also at welterweight, BJJ master Demian Maia takes on Rick “The Horror” Story
TUF 14 winner Diego Brandao will meet the once-defeated prospect Joey “The Raging Warrior” Gambino in a featherweight clash between two go-for-broke finishers.
Verbal agreements are in for all of the bouts above.
Belfort vs. Belcher Among Additions to UFC 153 updated July 25
Verbal agreements are in for two top middleweights to go to war in Brazil – Vitor Belfort and Alan Belcher will meet at UFC 153 in a match-up both had lobbied for via social media in recent days.
After winning it all in the first ever Brazilian Ultimate Fighter competition, Rony Jason now takes on the hard-hitting Sam Sicilia in a featherweight bout in his home country on October 13th. “I hope I can please the crowd on the 13th, that is a very special day for me,” said Jason. “At the next UFC Rio, you will see Jason the striker and finisher.” Both fighters have verbally agreed to the bout.
TUF Brazil standouts Sergio Moraes and Renee Forte will also fight one another in a welterweight bout at UFC 153.