UFC Fight Night 36 Adds a Featherweight Tilt to the Brazilian Card

January 3, 2014

UFC Brazil FlagA featherweight bout between Maximo Blanco and Felipe Arantes has been added to UFC Fight Night 36 in Brazil, the promotion announced on Friday evening.

The 145-pound tilt adds to the developing card, which takes place in Jaragua do Sul, Brazil’s Arena Jaragua on Feb. 15.

Blanco (9-5-1, 1 NC) comes off a loss by disqualification, where a knee to the head of a grounded Akira Corassani ended the late November fight. Blanco has seen better days in his MMA career than of late, dropping three of his last four contests.

Arantes (15-6-1, 2 NC) also comes off a loss, a close split decision to Edimilson Souza at UFC Fight Night 28 in September. The fighter is 2-2-1 since coming to the UFC, fighting exclusively in Brazil in all five of those outings.

UFC Fight Night 36 will be headlined by a middleweight fight between Lyoto Machida and Gegard Mousasi.

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