The UFC returns to Brazil for the first time in 2015 with UFC Fight Night 61 at Gigantinho Gymnasium in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul. The main event will be a showdown between heavyweights Antonio Silva and Frank Mir.
The UFC returns to Dublin with an 11-fight lineup that's slanted heavily toward the European market. Headlined by Dustin Poirier who looks to continue his rebirth in the lightweight division when he takes on streaking "Irish" Joseph Duffy.
Previous visits to Mexico have been exclusive to Mexico City, but now the organization travels elsewhere for a fight card headlined by a welterweight showdown between Kelvin Gastelum (11-1 MMA, 6-1 UFC) and Neil Magny (16-4 MMA, 9-3 UFC).
One of the highest-quality bouts that can be made in the featherweight division takes center stage in the main event when ex-UFC champion Frankie Edgar collides with multi-time title challenger Chad Mendes.
A significant light-heavyweight matchup takes center stage when knockout specialist Anthony Johnson looks to build another case for a title shot when he meets "The Ultimate Fighter 8" winner Ryan Bader.
Originally headlined by a heavyweight title, UFC Fight Night 82 will now see two welterweight contenders collide in a five-round contest when former 170-pound champ Johny Hendricks takes on knockout artist Stephen Thompson.
"Cowboy" takes on a man who shares his nickname namesake in "Cowboy" Alex Oliveira, who gets his first headlining opportunity on short notice after Cerrone's original opponent, Tim Means, was pulled from the fight.