Marcos Vinicius Out; Iuri Alcantara vs Iliarde Santos Set for UFC on FX 8

Yuri Alcantara

Iuri Alcantara

  • 28-4 MMA / 2-1 UFC Record
  • Won 13 of Last 14 Fights
  • Notable Wins: Ricardo Lamas, Felipe Arantes, Michihiro Omigawa

Iliarde Santos


Iliarde Santos

  • 27-6-1 MMA / UFC Debut
  • 6 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Leandro Higo, Maycon Silvan


UFC on FX 8

May 18th, 2013

Santa Catarina, Brazil

Arena Jaragua


At UFC on FX 7, Iuri Alcantara had what looked to be a TKO stoppage victory over Pedro Nobre, overturned to a no contest by referee Dan Miragliotta after he ruled some of the shots were to the back of the head. Replay showed the strikes were clean, but the decision stood. Alcantara began his UFC career 2-0, with wins over Felipe Arantas and Michihiro Omigawa before losing a decision to Hacran Dias at UFC 147.

Brazilian bantamweight, Iliarde Santos enters the UFC on a six-fight win streak, dating back to January of last year. During the streak, four wins have come by stoppages (3 TKO, 1 sub) and two by decision. Santos’ most notable win came at Jungle Fight 38, defeating Leandro Higo by unanimous decision.


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