UFC Fight Night 62 was hit hard by injuries, but the end result will see a welterweight headliner in the organization’s 21st event in Brazil.
Demian Maia (19-6 MMA, 13-6 UFC) battles Ryan LaFlare (11-0 MMA, 4-0 UFC) at the top of the 12-fight lineup set to take place at Rio de Janerio’s Maracanazinho Gymnasium. The main card airs on FOX Sports 1 following prelims on FOX Sports 2 and UFC Fight Pass.
The card features a Brazilian against a foreigner in every bout, which has been a trend in the UFC’s events in Brazil. To date, Brazilians hold a 107-58 advantage in head-to-head matchups against outsiders in Brazil. That seems like a large disparity, but a greater number of foreigners have emerged victorious in three of the past five events in the country, so the gap is closing.
For the numbers behind the UFC’s latest trip to South America’s largest country, check out 35 pre-fight facts about UFC Fight Night 62.