Kenny Robertson Out; Joao Zeferino vs Elias Silverio Set for UFC Fight Night 28

Joao Zeferino

Joao Zeferino

  • 13-5 MMA / 0-1 UFC Record
  • Won 7 of Last 8 Fights
  • Notable Wins: Sean Salmon

Elias Silverio

 

Elias Silverio

  • 8-0 MMA / UFC Debut
  • 8 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable WIns: Gilmar Dutra Lima

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UFC Fight Night 28

September 4th, 2013

Brasilia, Brazil

Ginasio Nilson Nelson

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Joao Zeferino made his UFC debut on short notice against Rafael Natal at UFC on FX 8, fighting well, but ultimately lost a unanimous decision. The loss to Natal snapped a seven-fight win streak dating back to November of 2011. Zeferino will drop to welterweight for his sophomore appearance with the promotion.

Elias Silverio makes his UFC debut with a perfect 8-0 record to begin his mixed martial arts career. He’s been a staple of Brazil’s top regional promotion, going 4-0 under the Jungle Fights banner with three victories coming by way of stoppages. Silverio made his stateside debut in January of this year, earning a split decision victory over Pat DeFranco at a Ring of Combat event.

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