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Update To Planned Fight For UFN 51 In Brazil

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The UFC has signed Wendell Oliveira Marques to face Santiago Ponzinibbio at UFC Fight Night 51 after an injury to Sergio Moraes. The change was first reported by Combate.

Set for September 13 from Brasilia, Brazil, the entire card streams live on UFC Fight Pass. Antonio Silva and Andrei Arlovski meet in the main event.

Marques (24-7) will be making his debut at 31 years old and competing in front of his fellow Brazilians. He is on a seven-fight win streak and was almost cast for The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 3.

Ponzinibbio (8-2) sports a 2-1 Octagon record, and was a semifinalist on TUF: Brazil 2. He suffered his first UFC loss to Ryan LaFlare.

Below is the current lineup:

MAIN CARD (UFC Fight Pass/8 p.m. ET)

Heavyweight: Antonio Silva vs. Andrei Arlovski

Lightweight: Gleison Tibau vs. Piotr Hallmann

Lightweight: Leonardo Santos vs. Lukas Sajweski

Welterweight: Santiago Ponzinibbio vs. Wendell Oliveira Marques

Bantamweight: Iuri Alcantara vs. Russell Doane

Female Bantamweight: Jessica Andrade vs. Valerie Letourneau

PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass/5:45 p.m. ET)

Featherweight: Godofredo Pepey vs. Dashon Johnson

Welterweight: George Sullivan vs. Igor Araujo

Lightweight: Francisco Trinaldo vs. Efrain Escudero

Welterweight: Paulo Thiago vs. Sean Spencer

Bantamweight: Rani Yahya vs. Johnny Bedford

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  • Dufresne says:

    Not a bad line up. It’s definitely not a blockbuster card, but I think it’ll be solid. Especially the prelims.

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