UFC Fight Night in Rio de Janeiro Gets Nunes-Baszler, Fili-Castro on March 21

By Tristen Critchfield Jan 29, 2015
Amanda Nunes is 2-1 in the UFC. | Jeff Sherwood/Sherdog.com

Two new bouts have been added to the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s March 21 trip to Rio de Janeiro, the promotion announced on Thursday.

Amanda Nunes will take on Shayna Baszler at bantamweight, while Andre Fili will meet Godofredo Castro at featherweight at UFC Fight Night "Faber vs. Assuncao." The event takes place at the Maracanazinho Gymnasium and features a bantamweight clash between Urijah Faber and Raphael Assuncao.

Nunes defeated Sheila Gaff and Germaine de Randamie in her first two Octagon appearances before falling to current No. 1 contender Cat Zingano at UFC 178 this past September. A 24-fight veteran, Baszler suffered a second-round technical knockout loss to Bethe Correia in her promotional debut at UFC 177.

Anchored at Team Alpha Male, the 24-year-old Fili is 2-1 in the Las Vegas-based organization, including a unanimous verdict over Felipe Arantes in his most recent outing at UFC 179. Castro went 2-0 in 2014, posting victories over Noad Lahat and Dashon Johnson.


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