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Barberena vs Alves set for UFC 198 in Brazil

Welterweight Bryan Barberena (11-3-0), who recently upset Sage Northcutt, will fight Warley Alves (11-0-0) at the UFC Brazil event, unofficially called UFC 198, May 14th.

Barberena gets another chance to blemish his opponent’s record for the first time.

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Alves is on a roll, submitting Colby Covington at UFC 194, and Nordine Taleb at UFC 190. He is the TUF Brazil 3 winner and the obvious favourite.

Vitor Belfort and Ronaldo Souza clash in the main event, while Demian Maia and Matt Brown are the co-main event.

Patrick Cummins battles Antonio Rogerio Nogueira in other matches.

The venue is still to be determined.



Kenai is a former Postmedia Network online news and sports editor. He is the Editor-in-Chief for MMA Crossfire.

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