Ultimate Fighter 14 winner Diego Brandao appears poised for a return to the ring on October 13 when the UFC stops in his native Brazil for UFC 153. The 25-year old slugger went on Twitter earlier today where he announced he’d signed to fight at the event with Joey Gambino serving as his opponent.
Brandao is 14-8 in his career with twelve finishes including eight by way of strikes. However, he is only 1-1 inside the Octagon, coming up short on the scorecards in his follow-up performance after winning TUF 14.
Gambino also suffered a stumble in his last outing, tapping out to a Guillotine Choke, but had won all nine of his fights leading up to the bout. Like Brandao, Gambino also has a propensity for putting foes away with eight instances of success involving some form of stoppage.
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