UFC Fight Night 119 takes place at the Geraldo Jose De Almeida Gymnasium in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The main event features the return of Lyoto “The Dragon” Machida. The last time Machida was in a UFC cage was in June, 2015 at UFC Fight Night 70 where he was finished in the third round by Yoel Romero. He’ll take on Derek Brunson who got back in the win column by finishing Daniel Kelly at UFC Fight Night 110.
The co-main event takes place in the welterweight division where Demian Maia returns to the cage for the first time since dropping a decision to Tyron Woodley at UFC 214. He steps into the cage against fast rising Colby Covington who enters the fight riding a four-fight win streak.
The main card also includes Pedro Munhoz vs. Rob Font, Francisco Trinaldo vs. Jim Miller (in his final fight), Thiago Santos vs. Jack Hermansson and John Lineker vs. Marlon Vera.
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Derek Brunson (17-5) vs. Lyoto Machida (22-7) – Middleweight 185 lbs.
Current Odds: Brunson -160; Machida +130
Pick: Brunson by TKO
Demian Maia (25-7) vs. Colby Covington (12-1) – Welterweight 170 lbs.
Current Odds: Covington -140; Maia +110
Pick: Covington by decision
Pedro Munhoz (14-2, 1 NC) vs. Rob Font (14-2) – Bantamweight 135 lbs.
Current Odds: Font -150; Munhoz +120
Pick: Font by decision
Francisco Trinaldo (21-5) vs. Jim Miller (28-10, 1 NC) – Lightweight 155 lbs.
Current Odds: Trinaldo -210; Miller +165
Pick: Trinaldo by decision
Thiago Santos (15-5) vs. Jack Hermansson (16-3) – Middleweight 185 lbs.
Current Odds: Hermansson -125; Santos -105
Pick: Santos by TKO
John Lineker (29-8) vs. Marlon Vera (10-3-1) – Bantamweight 135 lbs.
Current Odds: Lineeker -475; Vera +350
Pick: Lineker by TKO
Vicente Luque (11-6-1) vs. Niko Price (10-0, 1 NC) – Welterweight 170 lbs.
Current Odds: Luque -125; Price -105
Pick: Price by decision
Antonio Carlos Junior (9-2, 1 NC) vs. Jack Marshman (22-6) – Middleweight 185 lbs.
Current Odds: Carlos Junior -435; Marshman +335
Pick: Carlos Junior by submission
Hacran Dias (23-5-1) vs. Jared Gordon (13-1) – Lightweight 155 lbs.
Current Odds: Gordon -155; Dias +125
Pick: Dias by decision
Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos (17-5) vs. Max Griffin (13-3) – Welterweight 170 lbs.
Current Odds: dos Santos -225; Griffin +175
Pick: dos Santos by TKO
Deiveson Figueiredo (12-0) vs. Jarred Brooks (13-0) – Flyweight 125 lbs.
Current Odds: Brooks -165; Figueiredo +135
Pick: Brooks by decision
Marcelo Golm (5-0) vs. Christian Colombo (8-2-1) – Heavyweight 265 lbs.
Current Odds: Golm -225; Colombo +175
Pick: Golm by TKO
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