On Saturday, November 8th the UFC will hold UFC Fight Night 56: Shogun vs. Saint Preux from Ginasio Municipal Tancredo Neves in Uberlandia, Brazil.

In the night’s main event light heavyweights Mauricio “Shogun” Rua and Ovince Saint Preux will look to get back on the right track. Most believed Shogun was in the twilight of his career until his brutal knockout of James Te Huna last December. In his bout following that the Brazilian was dominating Dan Henderson before he was knocked out by one of Henderson’s signature “H-Bombs” in the third round. Shogun was originally slated to face Jimi Manuwa in this bout, but Saint Preux now steps in due to an injury to Manuwa. Saint Preux’s original opponent, Rafael Cavalcante also was forced to withdraw from this card leaving the two fighters without an opponent an easy choice for the new main event. This will be Saint Preux’s second taste of the main event spotlight. His last fight was a main event bout against Ryan Bader. Saint Preux fell via decision in a bout that ended a stellar five-fight win streak.

In the night’s co-main event, we will see a new flyweight number one contender crowned when John Lineker faces off with Ian McCall. Lineker once again finds himself on the verge of a title shot. Many have pegged the Brazilian as the flyweight most likely to dethrone Demetrious Johnson, but due to weight cutting issues and untimely losses he just hasn’t reached that shot yet. Lineker is definitely the most powerful puncher at flyweight with four knockout or TKO victories inside the octagon. Ian McCall will certainly be the biggest test of Lineker’s career. “Uncle Creepy” certainly didn’t have the best of starts to his UFC career against the likes of Johnson and Joseph Benavidez. Since those three bouts, McCall has proved to be one of the world’s best at 125 pounds with back to back decision victories. A win in this bout would also likely score McCall a title shot considering he has been the closest to beating Johnson at flyweight.

The UFC will again feature a plethora of Brazilian up and comers on the eleven fight card. The action kicks off with one preliminary fight on UFC Fight Pass at 7:30 p.m. ET followed by five prelims on Fox Sports 2 at 8 p.m. ET. All of that precedes the main card at 10:30 p.m. ET on Fox Sports 1.

A full recap of the night’s action is below.

Main Card Summary

Juliana Lima def. Nina Ansaroff

Lima was able to establish a dominating top position as Ansaroff struggle immensely early from the ground. As the fight progressed, Lima continually forced Ansaroff to fight from her back. Ansaroff was able to steal a round as she showed glimpses of her striking, but it was Lima’s pressure that allowed her to escape with a close decision victory in the end.

Dhiego Lima def. Jorge Oliveira

Oliveira stunned Lima for a split second midway through the opening round. Lima answered with a takedown and some ground-and-pound. Lima delivered an illegal knee to a downed opponent which stopped the fight. In the second, Lima took full mount and held it the majority of the round. The third followed suit as Lima unloaded vicious ground-and-pound on his way to a decision win.

Claudio Silva def. Leon Edwards

Edwards showed signs of strength early on with combinations and straight jabs. Silva began to settle down and established several takedowns. It was a long night for Edwards who struggled on his back as he was on the receiving end of vicious ground-and-pound. Almost finished in the second, Edwards hung out but came up short on the judge’s scorecards.

Warlley Alves def. Alan Jouban

Alves believed he won and Jouban was confident he came out on top. When the rubber met the road, it was Alves who snuck by with a decision win. Alves took control early winning the opening frame and took Jouban down in the second. Jouban was able to escape quite easily, but didn’t do enough to take the round. In the final frame, Jouban turned it on as his cardio proved to be superior. It was a tad too late as Alves’ name was called unanimously.

Ovince St. Preux def. Mauricio Rua

It wasn’t a picture perfect ending for Shogun, not even close. OSP tagged Shogun has over 20 seconds after the opening bell. The legend dropped and it was all lefts from there, as Shogun showed no signs of defense. Many questioned Shogun’s reasoning to continue fighting, and after this outing, keep those questions coming.

Preliminary Card Summary
FULL RESULTS

Ovince Saint Preux def. Maurcio Rua by TKO. Round 1, 0:34
Warlley Alves  def. Alan Jouban by Unanimous Decision (29-28 3x)
Claudio Silva def. Leon Edwards by Split Decision (29-28, 29-28, 28-29)
Dhiego Lima def. Jorge Oliveira by Unanimous Decision (30-27 3x)
Juliana Lima def. Nina Ansaroff by Unanimous Decision (29-28 3x)
Diego Rivas  def. Rodolfo Rubio by Unanimous Decision (30-27 3x)
Caio Magalhaes def. Trevor Smith by TKO. Round 1, 0:31
Leandro Silva def. Charlie Brenneman by Submission. Round 1, 4:15
Thomas Almeida def. Tim Gorman by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Colby Covington def. Wagner Silva by Submission. Round 3, 3:26