Two Fights Added To UFC Fight Night 29 In Brazil
Posted by Joseph Lee on 08.27.2013
Alcantara vs Araujo and Patrick vs Whiteley...
MMA Junkie reports that two fights have been added to UFC Fight Night 29 in Brazil. These include Ildemar Alcantara (19-5 MMA, 2-0 UFC) vs. Igor Araujo (23-6 MMA, 0-0 UFC) and Alan Patrick (10-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) vs. Garett Whiteley (5-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC). Verbal agreements are in place and they will be finalized soon.
The card features a main event welterweight fight between Demian Maia and Jake Shields. It takes place on October 9 at the Jose Correa Arena in Barueri, Sao Paulo, Brazil. The main card airs on Fox Sports 1, but the fight order hasn't been revealed.
Alcantara is the brother of bantamweight Yuri Alcantara. He is fighting for the third time in UFC. After fighting Wagner Prado at 205 on short notice, he moved to welterweight and has a nine-fight win streak. Araujo was a cast member of The Ultimate Fighter 16 on Shane Carwin's team. He was eliminated in the quarterfianls by winner Colton Smith. He recently got a win over Nic Herron-Webb for California's Flawless Fighting Championship organization and is making his UFC debut.
Lightweights Patrick and Whiteley are also making their debuts. Patrick has been fighting at the pro level since 2008. He appeared most recently for Bitetti Combat. He is undefeated in ten fights with three wins by KO and two by submission. Whiteley is also undefeated, with all five wins by submission (four of which were in the first round).
Here's the current card:
Demian Maia vs. Jake Shields
Dong Hyun Kim vs. Erick Silva
Rony Jason vs. Jeremy Stephens
Matt Hamill vs. Thiago Silva
Joey Beltran vs. Fabio Maldonado
Raphael Assuncao vs. T.J. Dillashaw
Rodrigo Damm vs. Hacran Dias
Chris Cariaso vs. Iliarde Santos
Rousimar Palhares vs. Mike Pierce
Igor Araujo vs. Ildemar Alcantara (not officially announced)
Alan Patrick vs. Garett Whiteley (not officially announced)