UFC Brazil officials recently announced the booking, and Sarafian
also confirmed on his official Twitter feed that the fight will
serve as the evening’s co-main event. The show is headlined by a
light heavyweight rematch between former Pride Fighting
Championships rivals Dan
Henderson and Vitor
Better known as Cezar “Mutante” in his home country, Ferreira won
“The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil” last year by outpointing Sergio
Moraes at UFC 147. The 28-year-old returned to the Octagon on
Aug. 3 and submitted countryman Thiago
Santos with a guillotine choke in just 47 seconds.
Sarafian was originally supposed to face Ferreira in the “TUF:
Brazil” final but saw a training injury derail his UFC debut.
Instead, Sarafian made his Octagon debut in January, dropping a
split decision to C.B.
Dollaway at UFC on FX 7. Sarafian righted his ship in his
sophomore Octagon outing, stopping Eddie
Mendez with a first-round arm-triangle choke in June.