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.

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.

Above is video of the night’s post fight press conference. (Video is courtesy of the UFC)

Mauricio Rua  vs. Ovince Saint Preux
Warlley Alves  vs. Alan Jouban
Leon Edwards vs. Claudio Silva
Nina Ansaroff vs. Juliana Lima
Diego Rivas  vs. Rodolfo Rubio
Caio Magalhaes vs. Trevor Smith
Dhiego Lima vs. Jorge Oliveira
Charlie Brenneman vs. Leandro Silva
Thomas Almeida vs. Tim Gorman
Colby Covington vs. Wagner Silva

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A Central Florida native, Trey Downey's interest in MMA came after a trip to Blockbuster and the rental of UFC 47 on VHS. He has been blogging about the sport since 2011 and hosted a podcast called The TD Experience focusing on football and MMA (touchdowns and takedowns). Trey studied radio and television at the University of Central Florida and will soon be attending the Connecticut School of Broadcasting. Trey enjoys watching sports, pro wrestling and is an avid runner.