On Saturday, December 20 the UFC will touch down in Sao Paulo, Brazil to bring fight fans everywhere UFC Fight Night 58 live from the Jose Correa Arena in Barueri, Sao Paulo, Brazil. A middleweight matchup between former light heavyweight champion turned middleweight contender Lyoto Machida and C.B. Dollaway will serve as the main event.

Dollaway (15-5), a former Arizona State wrestling All-American, is coming off the biggest win of his career in the form of a unanimous decision over Francis Carmont at UFC Fight Night 41 in June. Prior to his victory ‘The Doberman” scored a 39-second knockout over TUF Brazil 1 veteran and Vitor Belfort protégé Cezar Ferreira in March. This gives Dollaway victories in four of his last five contests, with the only blemish being a very controversial decision loss to Tim Boetsch at UFC 166.

Machida (21-5), currently the number five ranked middleweight according to The MMA Corner fighter rankings, is coming off a hard fought decision loss to UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman in the main event of UFC 175 in July. In a bout many consider one of the best in 2014, Machida and Weidman battered each other for 25 straight minutes in front of a sold out crowd at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. While the Brazilian did not get his hand raised he draw praise from fans and pundits alike for giving the champion is toughest test to date. This also marked the first loss for ‘The Dragon’ since making the drop down to 185-pounds last October. He kicked off his middleweight with a first round head kick knockout over Mark Muñoz, followed by a thrilling decision win over Gegard Mousasi.

Also scheduled to appear on the card is a bantamweight match between former UFC champion Renan Barão and Canadian surging Mitch Gagnon.

Barão (32-2) has not stepped foot inside the octagon since fans saw him on the receiving end of one most stunning upsets in mixed martial arts history at the hands of current champion T.J. Dillashaw in their title fight at UFC 173 in May. Heading into this bout, the former champion was riding an incredible 33-fight unbeaten streak, which included seven straight under the UFC banner and three straight UFC title defenses. But Dillashaw shocked the world and systematically dismantled the former champion for four straight rounds before finally putting him away with a violent knockout early in the final frame. Almost immediately, the two were booked to rematch in the main event of UFC 177 in August. However, in one of the most bizarre series of events in UFC history, Barão pulled out of the bout just hours before the scheduled weigh-ins. It was later revealed he was taken to the hospital after he lost consciousness and hit his head while cutting weight in the sauna. The UFC would end up replacing the Barão with promotional newcomer Joe Soto, who would go on to suffer a violent fifth round knockout to Dillashaw.

His opponent Gagnon (12-2) will enter this bout riding a four-fight win streak. In his most recent outing, the Ontario native walked away with an impressive first round submission victory over Roman Salazar at UFC Fight Night 54 earlier this month. He will enter this bout with a UFC record of 4-1, with three of those victories ending by way of first round submission.

Above is video of the official weigh in for the event with full results below.


MAIN CARD -FOX Sports 1, 10 p.m. ET

C.B. Dollaway (186) vs. Lyoto Machida (185)
Renan Barao (136) vs. Mitch Gagnon (136)
Antonio Carlos Junior (105) vs. Patrick Cummins (206.8)
Rashid Magomedov (155) vs. Elias Silverio (155)
Mike Rhodes (171) vs. Erick Silva (171)
Antonio dos Santos Jr. (186) vs. Daniel Sarafian (186)

PRELIMINARY CARD – FOX Sports 1, 8 p.m. ET

Marcos Rogerio de Lima (205) vs. Igor Pokrajac (206)
Renato Carneiro (146) vs. Tom Niinimaki (146)
Hacran Dias (146) vs. Darren Elkins (145)
Leandro Issa (135) vs. Yuta Sasaki (136)

PRELIMS CARD – UFC Fight Pass, 7 p.m. ET

Tim Means (171) vs. Marcio Alexandre Jr. (171)
Jake Collier (185) vs. Vitor Miranda (185)

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