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The main card started off with a back and forth battle between Brazilian compatriots Rafael Natal and João Zeferino. Debutant Zeferino began his UFC career in confident manner picking off Natal with some superb counter shots in the first round. As so often is the case Zeferino was at the mercy of the, now infamous, Octagon debut adrenaline dump and Natal took over midway through round two, finding his range with some neat combinations. From then on out it was Natal's fight as he landed his takedowns and strikes at will including a quickfire flurry as the gas tank of his opponent was approaching empty. "Sapo" moved into a full mount late on in the third but couldn't manage to finish the game Zeferino and the fight ended with a deserved unanimous decision victory (30-27, 29-28, 29-28) for Natal.