Formiga to fight aiming at UFC flyweight division

"Formiga Atômica" (Atomic Ant) Jussier will be headlining an event again. Photo: Carlos Ozório.

The fledgling Fort MMA promotion kicks off activities this Thursday in the Brazilian city of Natal. The main event on the inaugural, nine-fight card has Shooto champion Jussier Formiga facing off with Rodrigo Índio dos Santos. Formiga holds a record of ten wins in 11 fights, while Rodrigo Índio is undefeated in his nine-fight career. With the UFC flyweight division set to premier this March, the outcome of the fight will certainly draw attention from scouts outside Brazil.

UFC fighter Ronny Markes and Bellator star Patricio Pitbull will be the presenters for the event. The fights are set to begin at 7 pm.

Check out the card for the event:

Fort MMA Championship
Ginásio do Sesi, Natal, Rio Grande do Norte
December 15, 2011

Jussier “Formiga” da Silva vs Rodrigo “Índio” Santos

Guilherme Kioto vs Anderson “Leão” Salustino

Valdines Silva vs Joao Paulo de Souza

Ciro “Bad Boy” Rodrigues vs Anderson “Fala Mansa” Diniz

Wendres “Godzilla” Silva vs Renan “Vírgula” Santos

Ednaldo Mendes de Souza vs Marcio “Velaminho” Andrade

Juliano Silva vs Aloisio Paixão

Arivaldo Batista vs Yccaro “Major” Marques

Gleyson da Silva vs Tarcisio Figueiredo

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