Godofredo Pepey vs. Felipe Arantes
Featherweights Godofredo Pepey (9-1) and Felipe Arantes (14-4-1) are up next. The referee will be Dan Miragliotta. Pepey was a runner-up on the first season of The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil.
Round 1: Loud ovation for Pepey, as he hails from Fortaleza. Big strike right away from Pepey, followed by up a takedown attempt. He switches from a combination to a single-leg, transitioning to the back. Arantes powers through an escape and is in the guard. From the bottom, Pepey connects with an elbow, forcing Arantes to re-position himself. Arantes working some good ground-and-pound, as Pepey sweeps and reverses into full mount. Pepey gets too high and Arantes reverses. Massive right elbows to the face of Pepey and the ref steps in after nearly 20 strikes directly to the face.
Felipe Arantes def. Godofredo Pepey via TKO (strikes) at 3:32 of Round 1