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UFC’s Patrick Cummins Set to Battle TUF Brazil Winner

Kelsey Mowatt

UFC FN 58

Patrick Cummins will have to get past a TUF Brazil winner if he hopes to extend his winning streak to three, as the UFC has announced he’ll take on Antonio Carlos Jr. December 20th.

The bout will be part of UFC Fight Night 58, which will be hosted by the Jose Correa Arena in Barueri, Brazil.

Since Cummins was quickly bombed out by Daniel Cormier at UFC 170 in February, the accomplished wrestler has gone on to stop Roger Narvaez, and decision veteran Kyle Kingsbury.  The American currently holds a record of 6-1.

Carlos Jr. made the most of his UFC debut in May, as he worked his way to a unanimous decision win over Vitor Miranda to win the heavyweight tourney for TUF Brazil 3. The jiu-jitsu champ is dropping down to face Cummins at 205. The Brazilian fighter has gone 4-0 since transitioning into MMA in 2013.

So, that’s a pretty nice addition to UFC FN 58, as both men have showed a lot of promise, and a win over the other will be a notable addition to their record. It will be interesting to see how Cummins approaches this fight, and whether he looks to keep it standing or take it to the ground.

UFC FN 58 will be headlined by a middleweight bout between the #4 ranked Lyoto Machida and the #10th placed CB Dollaway.

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