UFC Fight Night 36 was initially scheduled to take place on February 8th, but the fight card has been pushed back one week and the co-main event will be a middleweight bout as Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza faces Francis Carmont.
UFC officials announced the new date for the card and the co-main event bout on Tuesday. TheMMAReport.com reached out to the UFC on why the date for the event was pushed back, but they have not made an official comment.
UFC Fight Night 36 will come from Jaragua do Sol, Brazil on February 15th and will be headlined by a middleweight bout as former UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida meets Gegard Mousasi.
Souza (19-3, 1NC) has won five in a row since losing the Strikeforce middleweight title to Luke Rockhold in 2011. He entered the UFC in May and has won back to back fights in the UFC by first round stoppage. His most recent victory came at UFC Fight Night 28 when he defeated former middleweight title challenger Yushin Okami by TKO.
Carmont (22-7) is currently on an eleven fight winning streak, and six of those wins have come in the UFFC. His last three wins have come by decision, including his most recent win at UFC 165 as he defeated Costa Philippou by unanimous decision.
The current UFC Fight Night 36: Machida vs. Mousasi card is below.
Lyoto Machida (20-4) vs. Gegard Mousasi (34-3-2)
Ronaldo Souza (19-3, 1NC) vs. Francis Carmont (22-7)