Jiu-jitsu ace Ricardo “Demente” Abreu is perfect in his pro MMA career. | Photo: Gleidson Venga/Sherdog.com
A battle of “Ultimate Fighter: Brazil” cast members is set to go down when the UFC travels to New Orleans on June 6, as Daniel Sarafian will square off with Ricardo Abreu in a middleweight scrap.
Promotion officials announced the pairing on Tuesday. UFC Fight Night takes place at Smoothie King Center in New Orleans and is headlined by a light heavyweight showdown between Daniel Cormier and Ryan Bader.
A veteran of Season 1 of “TUF: Brazil,” Sarafian is 2-3 in the Octagon overall. He last appeared at UFC Fight Night “Machida vs. Dollaway,” where he earned a second-round TKO over Antonio Dos Santos Jr. on Dec. 20.
Abreu, who appeared on the third season of the reality show, was victorious in his first promotional foray, tapping out Wagner Silva Gomes with a rear-naked choke 1:06 into the second round at UFC Fight Night “Miocic vs. Maldonado.” The 30-year-old Wand Fight Team representative is 5-0 as a professional.