Just hours after the UFC made several bouts official for the March return to Brazil, one more fight appears to be nearing conclusion.
Brandao (18-9) has won four of his six UFC fights, including the title of Ultimate Fighter. However, he had his three-fight win streak snapped by Dustin Poirier last December.
Chope (19-6) lost his Octagon debut to Max Holloway last month in Singapore via TKO. The loss snapped a 14-fight win streak for him.