Godofredo Castro vs Noad Lahat is Latest Addition to UFC Fight Night 38

Godofredo Castro

Godofredo ‘Pepey’ Castro

  • 9-3 MMA / 1-3 UFC Record
  • 2 Fight Losing Streak
  • Notable Wins: Milton Vieira

Noad Lahat

Noad Lahat

  • 7-0 MMA / UFC Debut
  • 7 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins:

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UFC Fight Night 38

March 23rd, 2014

Natal, Rio Grande d0 Norte, Brazil

Ginasio Nelio Dias

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Godofredo Castro may find himself on the UFC’s chopping block with another loss in his next fight. He’s lost three out of his last four fights, including two defeats in a row. Last time out. Castro suffered a first round TKO loss to Sam Sicilia at UFC Fight Night 32.

Highly-touted featherweight prospect, Noad Lahat gets a chance to showcase skills on the biggest stage of mixed martial arts, on the strength of a seven-fight win streak. Six out of his seven career victories have come by stoppages (2 KO/TKO, 4 Submission), only going to the judges in his last fight, a unanimous decision win over Shad Smith at BAMMA: Badbeat 10.

Diego Brandao vs Will Chope Targeted for UFC Fight Night 38

Diego Brandao

Diego Brandao 

  • 17- 9MMA / 4-2 UFC Record
  • Won 3 of Last 4 Fights
  • Notable Wins: Pablo Garza, Dennis Bermudez, Daniel Pineda

Will Chope

Will Chope

  • 19-6 MMA / 0-1 UFC Record
  • Won 14 of Last 15 Fights
  • Notable Wins:

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UFC Fight Night 38

March 23rd, 2014

Natal, Rio Grande d0 Norte, Brazil

Ginasio Nelio Dias

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Diego Brandao returns after a disappointing showing against Dustin Poirier at UFC 168, suffering a first round knockout loss. The loss to Poirier snapped a three-fight win streak, comprising victories over Joey Gambino, Pablo Garza, and Daniel Pineda.

Will Chope experienced his first loss since January of 2012 in his UFC debut, losing to Max Holloway at Fight Night 34 by second round knockout. The loss ended an incredible fourteen-fight win streak, including twelve wins by stoppages (2 KO/TKO, 10 submissions).

CB Dollaway vs Cezar Ferreira, Norman Parke vs Leonardo Santos Targeted for UFN 38

CB Dollaway

CB Dollaway

  • 13-5 MMA / 7-5 UFC Record
  • Won 2 of Last 3 Fights
  • Notable Wins: Jesse Taylor, Jason ‘Mayhem’ Miller, Daniel Sarafian

Cezar Mutante Ferreira

Cezar ‘Mutante’ Ferreira

  • 7-2 MMA / 3-0 UFC Record
  • 3 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Sergio Moraes, Thiago Santos, Daniel Sarafian

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Norman Parke

Norman Parke

  • 19-2 MMA /3-0 UFC Record
  • 9 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Jon Tuck, Colin Fletcher, Kazuki Tokudome

Leonardo Santos

Leonardo Santos

  • 12-3 MMA / 1-0 UFC Record
  • 6 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Jason Ball, Mark Holst, William Macario

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UFC Fight Night 38

March 23rd, 2014

Natal, Rio Grande d0 Norte, Brazil

Ginasio Nelio Dias

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CB Dollaway entered UFC 166 on a two-fight win streak, but it would end there after dropping a closely contested split decision to Tim Boetsch. He previously earned back-to-back decision wins over Jason ‘Mayhem’ Miller and Daniel Sarafian.

Ultimate Fighter: Brazil middleweight tournament winner, Cezar ‘Mutante’ Ferreira improved his UFC record to 3-0 at Fight Night 32, defeating Daniel Sarafian by split decision. He made his official debut in June of 2012, defeating Sergio Moraes at UFC 147 by unanimous decision in the show’s finale. Ferreira then stopped Thiago Santos in just 47-seconds with a guillotine choke in his second appearance with the promotion.

Ultimate Fighter: Smashes lightweight winner, Norman Parke extended his current win streak to nine, following a unanimous decision victory over Jon Tuck at UFC Fight Night 30. He’s now 3-0 in the UFC, also including decision wins over Colin Fletcher and Kazuki Tokudome.

Leonardo Santos became the second season winner of the Ultimate Fighter: Brazil at UFC on Fuel TV 10, after submitting William Macario in the second round with an arm-triangle choke. Officially, he’s won six consecutive fights, including a submission win over UFC-veteran, Mark Holst at Cage Warriors Fight Night 7.

Gleison Tibau vs Mairbek Taisumov, Ronny Markes vs Thiago Santos Set for UFC Fight Night 38

Gleison Tibau

Gleison Tibau

  • 28-10 MMA / 13-8 UFC Record
  • Won 2 of Last 3 Fights
  • Notable Wins: Jamie Varner, Rafael dos Anjos, Francisco Trinaldo

Mairbek Taisumov

Mairbek Taisumov

  • 20-4 MMA / 1-0 UFC Record
  • 3 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Borys Mankowski, Niko Puhakka, Tae Hyun Bang

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Ronny Markes

Ronny Markes

  • 14-2 MMA /3-1 UFC Record
  • Won 7 of Last 8 Fights
  • Notable Wins: Paulo Filho, Aaron Simpson, Andrew Craig

Thiago Marreta Santos

Thiago “Marreta” Santos

  • 8-2 MMA / 0-1 UFC Record
  • Lost 2 of Last 3 Fights
  • Notable Wins:

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UFC Fight Night 38

March 23rd, 2014

Natal, Rio Grande d0 Norte, Brazil

Ginasio Nelio Dias

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Gleison Tibau’s two-fight win streak came to a crashing stop at UFC 168, after a violent second round knockout loss to Michael Johnson. He had previously earned back-to-back victories over John Cholish and Jamie Varner. Tibau remains one of the longest running fighters in the UFC, fighting twenty-one times with the promotion since November 2006.

It didn’t have the fireworks as expected, but highly-touted Austrian newcomer, Mairbek Taisumov earned a dominant unanimous decision win over Tae Hyun Bang in his UFC debut. He’s won nine out of his last ten fights, including eight stoppage victories (4 KO/TKO, 4 Submissions).

Ronny Markes had a seven-fight win streak broken his last time out, following a third round knockout loss to rising star, Yoel Romero, at UFC Fight Night 31. He was previously undefeated in the UFC, including decision wins over Karlos Vemola, Aaron Simpson, and Andrew Craig.

Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 2 alum, Thiago ‘Maretta’ Santos had a difficult task of facing Cezar Ferreira in his UFC debut on just a few weeks notice. Ultimately, he lost in just 47-seconds in to the opening round at UFC 163. Santos previously had defeated Denis Figueira da Silva in the first round via TKO at a Watch Out Combat Show event in Brazil.

Jussier da Silva vs Scott Jorgensen, Thiago Perpetuo vs Kenny Robertson Booked for UFN 38

Jussier Da Silva

Jussier Da Silva

  • 15-3 MMA / 1-2 UFC Record
  • Lost 2 of Last 3 Fights
  • Notable Wins: Chris Cariaso, Alexandre Passidomo, Mamoru Yamaguchi

Scott Jorgensen

Scott Jorgensen

  • 14-8 MMA / 3-4 UFC Record
  • 2 Fight Losing Streak
  • Notable Wins: Antonio Banuelos, Brad Pickett, Jeff Curran

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Thiago Perpetuo

Thiago Perpetuo

  • 9-2-1 MMA / 1-1 UFC Record
  • Won 5 of Last 6 Fights
  • Notable Wins: Leandro Mafra Teixeira

Kenny Robertson

Kenny Robertson

  • 12-3 MMA / 1-3 UFC Record
  • Lost 2 of Last 3 Fights
  • Notable Wins: Igor Almeida, Brock Jardine, Lucio Linhares

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UFC Fight Night 38

March 23rd, 2014

Natal, Rio Grande d0 Norte, Brazil

Ginasio Nelio Dias

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Jussier da Silva suffered his second loss in three fights during his tenure with the UFC, after a first round knockout loss to Joseph Benavidez at UFC Fight Night 28. The former #1 world ranked flyweight made his UFC debut in October of 2012, losing by knockout to John Dodson, but followed it up with a unanimous decision win over Chris Cariaso in his sophomore appearance.

Former WEC title challenger, Scott Jorgensen, is in desperate need of a win, losing four out of his last five fights in the UFC. Following a 3-3 record as a bantamweight, he dropped to the UFC’s flyweight division, but lost to former Bellator bantamweight champion, Zach Makovsky by unanimous decision.

Thiago Perpetuo was one of the latest victims of the Russian invasion in mixed martial arts, falling to Omari Akhmedov by first round knockout at UFC Fight Night 32. After appearing on the first season of the Ultimate Fighter: Brazil, Perpetuo made his official UFC debut at UFC 147, upsetting Leonardo Mafra Texiera with a third round TKO victory.

Kenny Robertson lost a controversial majority decision to Sean Pierson at 161. He previously earned his first victory in the octagon with a first round submission victory over Brock Jardine last February. Robertson is now 1-3 during his time in the UFC, including losses to Mike Pierce and Aaron Simpson.

Steven Siler vs Rony Jason Bezerra Added to UFC Fight Night 38

Steven Siler

Steven Siler

  • 23-11 MMA / 5-2 UFC Record
  • Won 2 of Last 3 Fights
  • Notable Wins: Mike Brown, Cole Miller, Joey Gambino

Rony Jason Bezerra

Rony ‘Jason’ Bezerra 

  • 13-4 MMA / 3-1 UFC Record
  • Won 8 of Last 9 Fights
  • Notable Wins: Felipe Arantas, Godofredo Castro, Sam Sicilia

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UFC Fight Night 38

March 23rd, 2014

Natal, Rio Grande d0 Norte, Brazil

Ginasio Nelio Dias

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Steven Siler had a two-fight win streak snapped at UFC Fight Night 31, losing a one-sided unanimous decision to rising star, Dennis Bermudez. Siler previously had one back-to-back fights against Kurt Holobaugh and Mike Thomas Brown.

Rony ‘Jason’ Bezerra suffered his first loss in the UFC, after a 40-second knockout loss to Jeremy Stephens at UFC Fight Night 32. The loss ended an eight-fight win streak, dating back to December of 2010, including three UFC victories over Godofredo Castro, Sam Sicilia, and Mike Wilkinson.

Mauricio Rua vs Dan Henderson II In the Works for UFC Fight Night 38

Mauricio Rua

Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua

  • 22-8 MMA / 6-6 UFC Record
  • Lost 2 of Last 3 Fights
  • Notable Wins: Lyoto Machida, Forrest Griffin, Brandon Vera

Dan Henderson

Dan Henderson

  • 29-11 MMA / 6-5 UFC Record
  • 3 Fight Losing Streak
  • Notable Wins: Wanderlei Silva, Fedor Emilianenko, Maurico ‘Shogun’ Rua

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UFC Fight Night 38

March 23rd, 2014

Natal, Rio Grande d0 Norte, Brazil

Ginasio Nelio Dias

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Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua looked like his younger self at UFC Fight Night 33, knocking out James Te Huna just 1:03 in to the opening round. The win halted a two-fight losing streak, including a decision loss to Alexander Gustafsson and a submission defeat to Chael Sonnen.

Dan Henderson was supposed to get a title shot against Jon Jones after his epic five round war decision victory over Mauricio Rua in November of 2011, but an injured forced him out of the bout and kept him on the sidelines for over a year. Since his return, Henderson has lost three-straight fights, two split decision defeats to Lyoto Machida and Rashad Evans, along with a knockout loss to Vitor Belfort.

Gian Villante vs Fabio Maldonado Targeted for March 23rd UFC Event in Brazil

Gian Villante

Gian Villante

  • 11-4 MMA / 1-1 UFC Record
  • Won 4 of Last 5 Fights
  • Notable Wins: Cody Donovan, Trevor Smith, Derrick Mehmen

Fabio Maldonado

Fabio Maldonado

  • 20-6 MMA / 3-3 UFC Record
  • 2 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Maiquel Falcao (x2), Joey Beltran, Roger Hollett

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UFC Fight Night 38

March 23rd, 2014

Natal, Brazil

Nelio Dias Gymnasium

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Gian Villante earned a second round knockout victory over Cody Donovan at UFC 167 for his first win inside the octagon. After starting his Strikeforce career 0-2, Villante won his next three fights before the UFC merger. He made his UFC debut in April of last year, but lost a technical decision to fellow Strikeforce-alum, Ovince St Preux.

Fabio Maldonado’s UFC career has had it ups and downs, going 1-3 in his first four fights with the promotion, but lost controversial decisions to Kyle Kingsbury and Igor Pokrajac. He has since won two-straight fights, including decision wins over Roger Hollett and Joey Beltran.