On Friday, May 17, the UFC held the weigh-ins for UFC on FX 8 which takes place from the Arena Jaragua in Jaragua do Sul, Santa Catarina, Brazil on Saturday, May 18.

In the night’s main event, former UFC champion Vitor Belfort will clash with Strikeforce’s final middleweight champion, Luke Rockhold. Each is hoping that a win will propel them to a title shot against the winner of the UFC 162 title fight between champion Anderson Silva and Chris Weidman.

Also on the main card, another former Strikeforce title holder, Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza will make his promotional debut against surging Ultimate Fighter veteran Chris Camozzi, lightweight Evan Dunham and Rafael dos Anjos will lock horns looking to move up the 155-pound ladder, and Brazilian middleweights Rafael Natal and Joao Zeferino will go to war.

The 13-fight event will kick off Saturday, May 18, at 4:30 p.m. ET with three bouts streaming on the promotion’s YouTube and Facebook pages. Six additional bouts will follow on Fuel TV at 6 p.m. ET, with the FX main card starting at 9 p.m. ET.

Below are photos from Friday’s weigh-ins, as well as the event’s pre-fight press conference and open workouts from Thursday, May 16. All photos courtesy of Marcio Valle of Primeiro Round.

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Aline Bak
Staff Writer, Brazil

A native of São Paulo, Brazil, Aline began watching MMA with her father during the heyday of Pride in the early 2000's. Her passion for the sport soon turned to the UFC not long after. After attending UFC 134 in Rio de Janeiro and UFC 146 in Las Vegas, Aline was asked to recount her experience for Tatame—one of Brazil's biggest media outlets—and thus began her writing career. In addition to her work for The MMA Corner, she maintains her own site about MMA.