LOS ANGELES, CA – Two of the top heavyweights in the world meet again on their home turf in Brazil when The Ultimate Fighter Brazil 2 coaches Minotauro Nogueira (34-7-1, 1NC) and Fabricio Werdum (16-5-1) battle at UFC® ON FUEL TV 10. The event takes place at the Paulo Sarasate Arena in Fortaleza, Brazil, LIVE, on Saturday, June 8 (8:00 PM ET).
The number-three ranked heavyweight in the world, Werdum, and the eighth-ranked Nogueira, revisit their 2006 PRIDE bout in the Octagon. The Nogueira vs. Werdum main event is preceded by five exciting matchups, including The Ultimate Fighter Brazil Season 2 final featuring welterweights William “Patolino” Macario against Leonardo Santos, all televised on FUEL TV.
Two of Brazil’s finest 205-pounders will battle when Thiago Silva (14-3-0, 2NC) faces former Strikeforce champion Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante (11-3-0, 1NC), middleweight Daniel Sarafian (8-3-0) squares off with Eddie Mendez (7-1-1, 1NC), and welterweight rising star Erick Silva (14-3-0, 1NC) challenges Jason “The Kansas City Bandit” High (17-3-0). The Ultimate Fighter Brazil 1 Winner Rony Jason (13-3-0) takes on Mike “The Warrior” Wilkinson (8-0-0) in an exciting featherweight bout. Announcers Jon Anik and Kenny Florian call all bouts live from Fortaleza on FUEL TV.
Coverage of UFC® ON FUEL TV 10: NOGUEIRA VS. WERDUM begins Tuesday, June 4 (10:00 PM ET) with UFC TONIGHT, the official news and information show of the UFC, and features in-depth analysis of the main fights with Kenny Florian and Chael Sonnen.
On Friday, June 7 (3:00 PM ET), FUEL TV carries the weigh-in LIVE from Fortaleza. The program is hosted by Molly Qerim, with Sonnen and UFC middleweight Brian Stann adding analysis and Karyn Bryant interviewing fighters on-site.
The UFC PRELIMS begin Saturday, June 8 (4:40 PM ET) and FUEL.TV and FOXSports.com webcast the seven early bouts at: http://www.fuel.tv/ufc/events/nogueira-vs-werdum/
The UFC PREFIGHT SHOW kicks off on FUEL TV Saturday evening (7:00 PM ET) with host Jay Glazer and analysts Sonnen and Stann previewing the main card action.
Immediately following UFC® ON FUEL TV 10: NOGUEIRA VS. WERDUM on Saturday, June 8 (11:00 PM ET), the UFC POSTFIGHT SHOW airs on FUEL TV featuring Glazer, Sonnen and Stann highlighting the biggest and best moments of the evening’s fights. Bryant provides interviews backstage live from the Paulo Sarasate Arena.
In addition to streaming the prelims, FOX Sports Media Group’s digital arm, FOXSports.com, produces feature stories previewing the fight, and on Fight Day offers live blogs of the main card fights and offers a postfight recap. FSMG’s Spanish language network FOX Deportes shows UFC® ON FUEL TV 10’s six fights delayed later in the evening on June 8 (10:00 PM ET).