Rio Card Gets An Update For UFC Fight Night

The upcoming fight night from Rio De Janiero in Brazil will feature a main event between two top welterweights in Demian Maia and Ryan Laflare. On the card veteran lightweight Matt Wiman has been taken out of his upcoming match with Leonardo Santos (13-3-1). In steps TUF 5 alum Tony Martin (9-2) coming off a win back at UFC 179.

Martin is coming off a submission victory over Fabricio Camoes back in October, and this will be his fourth fight in the UFC after dropping the first two. Both he and Santos have excellent submission technique so this will have to a fight to pay close attention to as it gets the canvas. UFC Fight Night Maia - Laflare will be March 21st live from Ginasio do Maracanazinho in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil with the main card airing on Fox Sports 1.

The main card is headlined by submission specialist Demian Maia (19-6) and the gifted striker Ryan LaFlare (11-0). Also on the card is the long awaited return of Josh ‘The Punk' Thomson who many thought would never fight again. It’s actually one of the more solid Fight Night cards in some time from Brazil. UFC Fight Night will also be in Brazil coming up soon on February 22nd.