Diego Brandao Meets Will Chope at UFC Fight Night 38 on March 23

Brandao-vs-Bermudez-TUF14_2946-460x270A featherweight match-up has been added to the UFC Fight Night: Shogun vs. Henderson 2 fight card. Diego Brandao will meet Will Chope in Natal, Brazil on March 23.

UFC officials announced the bout on Wednesday.

Brandao (18-9) had a three-fight winning streak snapped in his last outing on Dec. 28. After defeating Joey Gambino, Pablo Garza and Daniel Penada, The Ultimate Fighter 14 winner was finished by Dustin Poirier at UFC 168 by technical knockout.

Chope (19-6) made his UFC debut at UFC Fight Night 34 on Jan. 4, losing to Max Holloway by technical knockout in the second round. Both fighters will be looking to get back on track.

UFC Fight Night 38 takes place at the Ginasio Nelio Dias in Natal, Brazil on March 23. The event is headline by the rematch between former champions Dan Henderson and Mauricio “Shogun” Rua. The two first fought at UFC 139 in November 2011. Henderson won by unanimous decision and the bout was named the 2011 Fight of the Year.

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