On Tuesday afternoon the UFC announced a middleweight contest between a pair of veterans from The Ultimate Fighter Brazil in Daniel Sarafian and Ricardo Abreu had officially been added to UFC Fight Night 66 in June.

Sarafian (8-5), a finalist on the inaugural season of TUF: Brazil, was last seen earning a second round TKO over Antônio dos Santos at UFC Fight Night 58 in December. This win marked his first as a member of the UFC’s middleweight division in more than a year and half. He previously suffered a first round submission loss to Kiichi Kunimoto at 170-pounds. Prior to making the drop to 170-pounds he compiled a UFC record of 1-2, including a Fight of the Night performance in his loss to C.B. Dollaway at UFC on FX 7.

Abreu (5-0), a member of third season of TUF: Brazil, was last seenign earning a second round submission win in his UFC debut over Wagner Silva at the during the live season finale. This win not only kept his professional record perfect but also marked his fifth straight stoppage win.

UFC Fight Night 68 is scheduled to take place on June 6 live on FOX Sports 1 from the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans. A light heavyweight bout between Ryan Bader and Daniel Cormier will serve as the main event.

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

  • Ryan Bader vs. Daniel Cormier
  • Tim Boetsch vs. Dan Henderson
  • Matt Mitrione vs. Ben Rothwell
  • Derrick Lewis vs. Shawn Jordan
  • Brian Ebersole vs. Alan Jouban
  • Justin Edwards vs. Joe Proctor
  • Daniel Sarafian vs. Ricardo Abreu

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