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UFC Targeting Second Brazilian Show For May

With one show set for Brazil next month, the UFC is already making plans to return to South America in May, according to UFC president Dana White. UFC 143: Aldo vs. Mendes is set for January 14 from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

“Right now, what I know, we’ve got two coming up,” White said at the UFC 140: Jones vs. Machida post-fight press conference Saturday night. “We’re gonna do Rio and probably another one in May.”

The UFC would like to hold the May card in a stadium-style arena, allowing it to hold as many people as April’s event from Toronto’s Rogers Centre did. If that is the case, UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva is a likely choice for the main event, as the long-time champion is from Brazil and is currently rehabbing a shoulder injury.

White also said he is flying to Brazil on Monday to begin filming a Brazilian version of The Ultimate Fighter. TUF Brazil will mark the first international version of the reality show.