UFN 107 headlined by Belfort vs Gastelum, features Barboza vs Dariush

The UFC has announced its return to Brazil with UFC Fight Night 107 in Fortaleza.

The event will be headlined by a middleweight bout between #8 ranked Vitor Belfort and #10 ranked Kelvin Gastelum and takes place on March 11 at the Centro de Formação Olímpica do Nordeste. In addition, the card will feature a lightweight bout between Edson Barboza and Beneil Dariush.

Gastelum (13-2) is coming off of a recent victory over Tim Kennedy at UFC 206 in Toronto last weekend where he won the bout with an impressive third round TKO. Prior to that, the 25-year old scored a unanimous decision win over Johny Hendricks at UFC 200 in July.

Belfort (25-13), meanwhile, is coming off of back-to-back TKO losses to “Jacare” Souza and Gegard Mousasi. The 39-year old’s last victory was a head-kick stoppage of Dan Henderson in November 2015.

Ranked #5 at lightweight, Barboza (18-4) has won two straight unanimous decisions over former lightweight champion Anthony Pettis and #12 ranked Gilbert Melendez. Dariush (14-2) knocked out James Vick in the first round of their bout at UFC 199 and followed that up with a decision win over Rashid Magomedov at UFN 98 in November.

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Jamal Khayat is a writer for RoughCopy MMA. He began his training in combat sports in 2009 and has competed as an amateur in both MMA and boxing. He is currently pursuing a B.S. degree in Physics at the University of Central Florida.

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