On Sunday, Feb. 22, the UFC will host UFC Fight Night 61: Bigfoot vs. Mir from the Gigantinho Gymnasium in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.

In the night’s main event, former heavyweight title challenger Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva clashes with former UFC champion Frank Mir. Silva will look for his first win since February of 2013, having suffered knockout losses to Andrei Arlovski and current champion Cain Velasquez, as well fighting Mark Hunt to a draw. For Mir, the situation is worse, as the 35-year-old has not had his hand raised since 2011. His four-fight skid includes knockout losses to Junior dos Santos and Josh Barnett, as well decision losses to Daniel Cormier and Alistair Overeem.

The co-main event features a lightweight match-up between Brazilian striking stalwart Edson Barboza and TUF runner-up Michael Johnson. Barboza enters the bout having won two straight and five of his last six. Johnson, meanwhile, has won three straight.

The 11-fight event kicks off Saturday with one bouts streaming on UFC Fight Pass at 5:30 p.m. ET. Four additional preliminary card bouts follow on Fox Sports 1 at 6 p.m. ET, with the six-fight main card airing live at 8 p.m. ET, also on Fox Sports 1.

The fighters will hit the scales at 1 p.m. ET on Saturday. A live video feed appears above (courtesy of the UFC), while the results appear below.

Fox Sports 1 Main Card
Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva (264) vs. Frank Mir (261)
Edson Barboza (156) vs. Michael Johnson (155)
Cezar “Mutante” Ferreira (185) vs. Sam Alvey (186)
Rustam Khabilov (156) vs. Adriano Martins (156)
Iuri Alcantara (136) vs. Frankie Saenz (136)
Santiago Ponzinibbio (171) vs. Sean Strickland (171)
Fox Sports 1 Preliminary Card
Jessica Andrade (135) vs. Marion Reneau (134)
William “Patolino” Macario (168) vs. Matt Dwyer (170)
Tiago Trator (146) vs. Mike de la Torre (146)
Douglas Silva de Andrade (135) vs. Cody Gibson (135)
UFC Fight Pass Preliminary Card
Ivan “Batman” Jorge (155) vs. Josh Shockley (155)

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