Rousimar Palhares vs. Alexandre Ferreira at UFC on Versus 3 in Louisville, Kentucky

Former team mates, Rousimar Palhares and Alexandre “Cacareco” Ferreira will meet in a middleweight contest at the UFC on Versus 3 card, set to go down March 3rd in Louisville, Kentucky. A source close to one of the two men revealed the news to Tatame Magazine, adding the fight has been agreed on both sides and bout agreements will be issued shortly.

Since losing to Dan Henderson at UFC 88 in September of 2008, Palhares, defeated the likes of Jeremy Horn, Lucio Linhares and Tomasz Drwal before losing to Nate Marquardt via first round TKO in controversial fashion. Controversially, during the fight, Palhares claimed that Marquardt had greased his leg after failing to secure a leg lock on the ground. Marquardt attacked, catching Palhares off guard as he was complaining to the referee and won the fight through a ground-and-pound stoppage.

Ferreira is also looking to get back to winning ways after losing to veteran, Valdimir Matyushenko in his octagon debut. “Cacareco” is also skilled on the ground, amking for a very interesting ground battle between these two.

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