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UFC Fight Night 36 takes place on Saturday night with Lyoto Machida vs Gegard Mousasi headlining as the main event. Tonight's fight action takes place from the Arena Jaragua in Jaragua do Sul, Brazil and features a number of interesting bouts on the main card. Tonight's action will start at 7.30 p.m. ET with the preliminaries, with the main card starting at 10.30 p.m. ET, and can be watched online through UFC (details below).
Middleweights Lyoto Machida and Gegard Mousasi will be contesting the main match up, which will be aired live on TV on Fox Sports 1. It is believed that former UFC light heavyweight champion, Machida, could be able to seal a 185-pound title fight by defeating Mousasi tonight. However, things will not be easy.
The last time the "Dragon" fought he knocked out his former training partner Mark Munoz in his middleweight debut at UFC Fight Night 30, having spent most of his fighting career at the light heavyweight division.
Tonight will see Mousasi make his UFC Middleweight debut. However, fans should not underestimate him, as he is a well rounded martial arts expert, and has previously obtained the DREAM middleweight championship to go along with his DREAM and Strikeforce light heavyweight belts.
Tonight's main match up could define the immediate landscape of the UFC Middleweight division, as these are two very high level fighters, who will be looking to take control in the division long-term.
Machida's record is 20-4 overall, and 12-4 in the UFC. Where as Gegard Mousasi's record is 34-3-2 overall and just 1-0 in the UFC.
Tonight's preliminaries and action from UFC Fight Night 36 can be watched online through live stream and details can be found on UFC.com by clicking here.
Tonight's preliminaries and main card schedule can be seen below:
Fight Night Main Card
Lyoto Machida vs. Gegard Mousasi
Ronaldo Souza vs. Francis Carmont
Erick Silva vs. Takenori Sato
Viscardi Andrade vs. Nicholas Musoke
Charles Oliveira vs. Andy Ogle
Fight Pass Prelims
Cristiano Marcello vs. Joe Proctor
Rodrigo Damm vs. Ivan Jorge
Francisco Trinaldo vs. Jesse Ronson
Iuri Alcantara vs. Wilson Reis
Felipe Arantes vs. Maximo Blanco
Ildemar Alcantara vs. Albert Tumenov
Douglas Silva de Andrade vs. Zubair Tuhugov