Pepey to train with Shogun, Sergio Moraes and Dida to face Milton Vieira

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Godofredo Pepey tries landing a fist on Rony Jason in the TUF Brazil final, at UFC BH. Publicity photo.

A Jiu-Jitsu black belt with eight wins and a lone loss on his MMA record, Godofredo Pepey already knows when he’ll next be stepping into the octagon. The native of the Brazilian state of Ceará will take on the seasoned Milton Vieira at the January 19 UFC Brazil show, the location for which has yet to be announced.

Pepey, a finalist on the inaugural season of TUF Brazil, has been training ialongside his brother Godofredo Claudio and black belts Tiago Marques and Rafael Gárgula at MG Pepey headquarters, in Fortaleza City’s Damas neighborhood. “I’m still training at the same, always-intense pace. But it’s going to get even tougher; in November I’m heading to Curitiba to train with [Mauricio] Shogun, André Dida and Sérgio Moraes,” said Pepey.

The Ultimate Fighting Championship’s promoters have also confirmed that Iuri Marajó will be dropping a weight class to bantamweight to take on Johnny Eduardo for the January show. Where will this UFC event take place, gentle reader? What’s your prediction?

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