Santos confirmed the pairing via Twitter following an initial
Combate. UFC Fight Night 125 takes place at Mangueirinho
Gymnasium in Belem, Para, Brazil on Feb. 3. The card will likely
air on Fox Sports 1 following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass.
Santos enters the bout on a three-fight winning streak. The
33-year-old Brazilian has finished Jack
Meerschaert and Jack
Marshman – all by technical knockout and inside of two rounds –
during his current tear. “Marreta” is 8-4 during his UFC tenure
Smith has also won three straight in the Octagon and 11 of his last
12 professional fights overall. Most recently, “Lionheart” scored a
third-round knockout victory over ex-Bellator MMA champion Hector
Lombard at UFC Fight Night 116 on Sept. 16.