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UFC Fight Night 29 Official For October in Brazil

It had been rumored that the UFC would be returning to Brazil in October and now the event is official. The UFC made official UFC Fight Night 29, which will take place on Wednesday, October 9 from the Jose Correa Arena in Barueri, Sao Paulo, Brazil.

The five round main event of the show will be former Strikeforce middleweight champion former UFC welterweight title challenger Jake Shields squaring off against former UFC middleweight title challenger Demian Maia in a key welterweight bout.

Shields hasn’t competed inside the octagon since June when he defeated Tyron Woodley at UFC 161 by split decision. The former Strikeforce star is 2-0-1 in his last three fights.

Maia hasn’t fought since February he defeated Jon Fitch at UFC 156 by unanimous decision. The Brazilian has won three straight since dropping down to 170 pounds.

You will be to see the preliminary portion of the card on Facebook and You Tube, with the main card airing on Fox Sports 1.

Here is the card so far for UFC Fight Night 29 with more fights to be announced:

Demian Maia vs. Jake Shields
• Dong Hyun Kim vs. Erick Silva
• Rony Jason vs. Jeremy Stephens
• Matt Hamill vs. Thiago Silva
• Joey Beltran vs. Fabio Maldonado
• Raphael Assuncao vs. T.J. Dillashaw
• Rodrigo Damm vs. Hacran Dias
• Chris Cariaso vs. Iliarde Santos

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Steve Muehlhausen
Steven was a featured UFC columnist for Bleacher Report and a writer for MMASucka.com. He was also the host of the MMA show "The Fight Club Chicago" which aired for three years at various websites. You can email Steve at stevemuehlhausen@yahoo.com.

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