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Derek Brunson vs. Lyoto Machida: UFC Sao Paulo Main Event Preview

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Preview the UFC Fight Night 119 main event between middleweights Derek Brunson and Lyoto Machida ahead of UFC Fight Night Sao Paulo this Saturday.

Brunson is returning off of a win over Daniel Kelly in June of this year. His first victory following a two-fight skid that sidetracked his run toward a middleweight title shot. 

His opponent, Lyoto Machida, will be fighting for the first time in more than two years, having been sidelined because of an 18-month suspension for an anti-doping policy violation. He had lost three of his four most recent bouts before being sanctioned, so it’s a very important return for Machida, a former UFC light heavyweight champion.

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Stay tuned to MMAWeekly.com on Saturday for full UFC Fight Night 119: Brunson vs. Machida live results and fight stats. The first bout is slated to begin at 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT.

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