UFC returns to Sportsnet Saturday in Brazil

Vitor Belfort.

After a two-week hiatus, the UFC is back in action this week, and Sportsnet has you covered.

UFC on Sportsnet: Belfort vs. Rockhold takes place Saturday in Jaragua do Sul, Santa Catarina, Brazil, and there will be five-plus hours of television coverage on Sportsnet ONE. The six-fight preliminary card starts at 6 p.m. ET with a light-heavyweight bout between Brazilian Fabio Maldonado and Canadian Roger Hollett of Halifax.

Then the four-fight main card starts at 9 p.m. ET, headlined by an important middleweight bout between former UFC light-heavyweight champion Vitor Belfort and Luke Rockhold, making his Octagon debut as the last Strikeforce title-holder.

In addition, viewers can watch three bonus online prelims at 4:30 p.m. ET on sportsnet.ca.

The event, which takes place at Arena Jaragua, is the first ever in the Brazilian city and the second trip to the South American country in 2013.

Here is the full fight card:

Main card (Sportsnet ONE, 9 p.m. ET)

Vitor Belfort vs. Luke Rockhold

Chris Camozzi vs. Ronaldo Souza

Rafael dos Anjos vs. Evan Dunham

Rafael Natal vs. Joao Zeferino

Preliminary card (Sportsnet ONE, 6 p.m. ET)

Hacran Dias vs. Nik Lentz

Mike Rio vs. Francisco Trinaldo

John Cholish vs. Gleison Tibau

Michel Prazeres vs. Paulo Thiago

Yuri Alcantara vs. Iliarde Santos

Roger Hollett vs. Fabio Maldonado

Online prelims (sportsnet.ca, 4:30 p.m. ET)

Azamat Gashimov vs. John Lineker

Chris Cariaso vs. Jussier Formiga

Jeremy Larsen vs. Lucas Martins

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