UFC on FX 7 is set for January 19, 2013 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. This much awaited fight just days after New Year, is headlined by Michael Bisping and Vitor Belfort. This is a key middleweight fight that will settle once and for all who is the best among the division.
Among the scheduled fights is a match between Thiago de Oliveira Perpetuo and Michael Kuiper but after a terrible knee injury, Perpetuo withdrew from the fight leaving Kuiper to battle it off with Caio Magalhaes in Brazil. Promotion officials for UFC have announced that Perpetuo is slowly recovering from his injury but will need regular therapy and training to help him recover from his injury.
Looking at these fighters’ stats, Thiago “Bodao” de Oliveira Perpetuo is a middleweight fighter from Sao Paulo, Brazil. His professional career boasts of only one loss and nine wins with one draw. His last fight was a victory over Leonardo Mafra Texeira in UFC 147 Silva versus Franklin in June 2012. His only loss was against Danilo Pereira in Full Fight 2 in October 2009. From his last draw against Luis Matoso in Jungle Fight 19 in 2010 he was able to win over Matoso in Jungle Fight 20 in the same year.
Replacing Perpetuo is Caio “Hellboy” Magalhaes from Sobral, Ceara , Brazil. He is a 24 year old middleweight fighter with 5 wins and only 1 loss in his career. His last fight was a loss against Buddy Roberts at UFX on FX 3 Johnson versus McCall in June 2012. He has managed to defeat great MMA fighters like Ismael de Jesus, Messias Pai de Santo and Maurillo de Souza da Silva to name a few.
Michael “Judo” Kuiper on the other hand is a 23 year old middleweight from Tilburg, Netherlands. He has a totally impressive fights card with 12 wins and 1 loss. His last fight was a win against Jared Hamman in UFC 150 Henderson versus Edgar in August 2012 via technical knockout in less than 3 minutes of round 2. His only loss was against Rafael Natal in UFC 143 Diaz versus Condit in February 2012.
The headline fight between Belfort and Bisping will take place at the Ginasio Estadual Geraldo Jose de Almeida, Sao Paulo, Brazil. Stay tuned for more UFC ion FX 7 news online every day.
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