When: Sat. Nov. 9
Times: 6PM and 3PM MST
Where: Goiania, Brazil
UFC Fight Night next Saturday night in Goiania, Brazil is going to be a night full of pure energy and surreal fireworks. Two legends of MMA will square off in a rematch to ultimately decide who will be the man to climb to the top of the 185 lb mountain to face either the current champion, Chris Weidman or the former pound-for-pound king, Anderson Silva next year.
Brazilian MMA icon, Vitor Belfort (23-10) will rematch American MMA icon, Dan Henderson (29-10) in what many feel is the door to another title shot for each man. Will the precision striking and explosiveness of Vitor Belfort be enough to send the toughest and most decorated mixed martial artist in history to retirement…or will the ageless “Hendo” be able to land his patented H-Bomb and therefore challenge for yet another title in his illustrious fighting career?
Colorado will also be sending out our “Mile High Assassins” to show the planet why our MMA version of SEAL Team 6 is just as formidable in the violent wars of the mystical Octagon. Starting off the night will be former 155 lb Prize Fighting Championship, Victory Fighting Championship and Ring of Fire Champion, Justin “J-Bomb” Salas as he slugs it out with the always exciting Brazilian hometowner and UFC veteran, Thiago Tavares.
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Salas has shown an unbelievable resolve in his 3 fights in the UFC, and has probably gained just as many fans from his loss as he has from his two victories. J-Bomb possesses one of the most incredible lead hooks ever seen in the division and coupled with his outstanding wrestling….Salas is without question looking to finish Tavares impressively and make that elusive yet poignant statement about where he fits in the UFC’s 155 lb “shark tank”. Salas’s cardio is all-world and because of that, he will look to put the pressure on Tavares from the opening bell and use a combination of smothering pressure and “sprawl and brawl” to wear out the unpredictable Brazilian lightweight. This is a great fight for Salas, and with an impressive finish of Tavares…look for ”J-Bomb” to move up to a much stiffer level of competition.
Leading the mission will be our most notable hometowner and one of the top 170 lb prospects in all of MMA, Brandon “RUKUS” Thatch. “RUKUS” will be looking to extend his ruthless and violent assault on the world’s second deepest division in MMA as he tangles with UFC and BOPE (Brazilian Special Forces) member, Paulo Thiago. Thatch proved in his last fight that not only is he ready to deliver on the ridiculous expectations that everyone has set for him….but that he is also ready for bigger and tougher challenges than undercard fighters. Paulo Thiago is no joke and possesses one of the most underrated ground games in the stacked welterweight division. This is a great match-up for Brandon and since Thiago is such a dangerous opponent, this really becomes the fight to see exactly where ”RUKUS” does fit into the UFC’s 170 lb division. The sky is the limit for this ultra-talented fighter, and another devastating knockout for Thatch will surely “fast-track” him into the upper echelon of this murderous division.
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Colorado MMA community…we really need to support our local guys (as we always do) in their journeys that are not only setting the Colorado MMA bar at the highest levels, but also in helping these amazing entertainers know that the village needed to make them champions…is right there with them.
Enjoy the fights Colorado!