The Ultimate Fighter Brazil 3 winner Antonio Carlos Jr. will get his first post-TUF test against fellow light heavyweight Patrick Cummins at UFC Fight Night 58 in December.

Carlos Jr (4-0) was last seen walking away with a unanimous decision victory over Vitor Miranda in the TUF Brazil 3 heavyweight tournament finale in May. Prior to this win, ‘Cara de Sapato’ earned first round submission victories in his first three professional bouts.

Cummins (6-1), who came to prominence after taking a bout with current number contender Daniel Cormier on just two weeks notice, was last seen earning a dominant decision victory over Kyle Kingsbury at UFC on FOX 12 in July. Prior to this win the former Penn State wrestler secured a second round TKO victory over Roger Narvaez at UFC Fight Night 42. He will enter this bout with five career stoppage victories.

UFC Fight Night 58 is set to take place on Dec. 20 at the Ginásio José Corrêa in Brazil. A middleweight matchup between C.B. Dollaway and Lyoto Machida will serve as the night’s main event.

Here is how the rest of the card is shaping up:

  • Lyoto Machida (21-5) vs. C.B. Dollaway (15-5)
  • Igor Pokrajac (25-11) vs. Marcos Rogerio de Lima (12-2-1)
  • Rashid Magomedov (17-1) vs. Elias Silverio (11-0)
  • Charlie Brennaman (19-7) vs. Leandro Silva (16-2-1)
  • Antonio Carlos Jr (4-0) (6-1) vs. Patrick Cummins (6-1)

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