Ildemar Marajó and Erick Silva gain new opponents for UFC in Fortaleza

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Ildemar debuted in the UFC light heavyweight. Today he fights in the welterweight. Photo: Josh Hedges / Zuffa LLC via Getty Images

The UFC card full of Brazilians set for Fortaleza, which will end the second edition of “TUF Brazil,” had two changes this week. The Englishman John Hathaway, Erick Silva’s opponent, suffered an injury and is out of the card. So, the UFC chose the original opponent of Ildemar Marajó, Jason High, to duel with Silva and now Marajó will fight on June 8 against fellow Brazilian Leandro Buscapé. The information is on the SporTV.com website.

GRACIEMAG.com contacted Marajó so he could comment on the new opponent. The ace, who is the brother of the bantamweight UFC athlete Yuri Marajó, said he knew about the change today but he doesn’t intend to change much of his training:

“I knew about the change this morning, through my manager, and I didn’t have time to study for my new opponent yet,” he said. “I heard he is a Jiu-Jitsu guy, so the strategy won’t change much, just a few sparring partners.”

More about his new opponent, Marajó commented about the fact that he is also Brazilian, and he is ready for any opponent the UFC chooses.

“It’s bad, especially for fans,” he said. “But for me, I see no problem. I am a warrior and I’m ready for anyone, he just needs to be at my weight,” concluded the welterweight, former middleweight Jungle Fight champion who made his debut in the UFC fighting Wagner Caldeirão at light heavyweight.

What do you think of the changes in TUF Brazil 2 Final? Check out the updated card and comment on it with us.

TUF Brasil 2 Finale
Ginásio Paulo Sarasate, Fortaleza (Ceará)
June 08, 2013

Main card

Rodrigo Minotauro vs. Fabricio Werdum
Final of The Ultimate Fighter Brazil 2
Thiago Silva vs. Rafael Feijão
Erick Silva vs. Jason High
Daniel Sarafian vs. Eddie Mendez
Rony Jason vs. Mike Wilkinson

Preliminary card

Raphael Assuncao vs. Vaughan Lee
Ronny Markes vs. Derek Brunson
Godofredo Pepey vs. Felipe Arantes
Ildemar Alcantara vs. Leandro Buscapé
Rodrigo Damm vs. Mizuto Hirota
Caio Magalhaes vs. Karlos Vemola
Antonio Braga Neto vs. Anthony Smith

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