On Friday morning, it was revealed that not only had the The Ultimate Fighter Brazil 4 Finale been moved from Brazil to Miami but it also received a new headliner.

Originally scheduled to be headlined by a welterweight contest between Erick Silva and Rick Story, the July card will now be feature a bout between middleweight contenders Lyoto Machida and Yoel Romero. Brazilian media outlets Combate was the first to report the news.

Silva vs. Story will remain on the card as the co-main event.

Romero (9-1), an Olympic Silver medalist in freestyle wrestling, has not seen in the Octagon since walking away with a controversial third round TKO victory over Tim Kennedy at UFC 178 in September. While both men were awarded the Fight of the Night bonus, Romero’s performance was largely overshadowed by events between the second and third round when it appeared Romero was given extra time to recover on the stool.

Romero was expected to meet fellow contender Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ Souza on two separate occasions earlier this year before both fights were scrapped after both men were forced to pull out for medical reasons. He will enter this bout with eight career knockout victories and a UFC record of 5-0.

Machida (22-6), a former UFC light heavyweight champion and middleweight title contender, will be looking to get back into the win column after suffering a devastating TKO round submission loss to Luke Rockhold at UFC on FOX 15 last Month. Prior to this setback, ‘The Dragon’ was seen walking away with a lightning quick TKO win over C.B. Dollaway, which came a little over a minute into their UFC Fight Night 58 main event bout in December.

This marked his first win since  dropping hard-fought decision loss to UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman in the main event of UFC 175 in July. He will enter this bout with 11 career stoppage wins, including nine by way of knockout, and a UFC record of 14-6.

TUF Brazil 4 Final is currently scheduled to be held on June 27. The other bouts announced for the card are Lorenz Larkin vs. Santiago Ponzinibbio, Thiago Santos vs. Steve Bosse and Rani Yahya vs. Masanori Kanehara.

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