According to the PortaldoVT.com.br website, soon the first big all-Brazilian bout should be announced for UFC Rio. Rousimar “Toquinho” Palhares should face Alexandre “Cacareco” at the August 27 event – a matchup promising fireworks on the ground. The bout agreements have already been signed.
The PVT article brings up the fact the matchup had already been scheduled for a previous date, March 3, but had to be postponed due to “Cacareco” losing family members in friends to the tragic landslides that afflicted the mountain region of Rio de Janeiro in early 2011.
Check out the provisional card for the first UFC event ever to be held in Rio de Janeiro:
UFC Rio 134
HSBC Arena, Rio, Brazil
August 27, 2011
Anderson Silva vs. Yushin Okami
Maurício Rua vs. Forrest Griffin
Paulo Thiago vs. David Mitchel
Luiz Cane vs. Stanislav Nedkov
Rousimar Palhares vs. Alexandre Ferreira
Edson Barboza vs. Ross Pearson
Maiquel Falcão vs. Tom Lawlor
Thiago Tavares vs. Spencer Fisher
Yuri Alcântara vs. Mackens Semerzier