MMA Sun is able to confirm that Francisco “Massaranduba” Drinaldo will compete in the middleweight portion of the Ultimate Fighter Brazil. It seems odd that Drinaldo would compete as a middleweight since he is a natural lightweight. In other words, he is competing two weight classes above his weight class. However, Drinaldo is a real talent.
It is assumed that Drinaldo was oon the cusp of a UFC offer prior to his loss to Iuri Alcantara. Instead Alcanatara got the UFC offer and Drinaldo had to start over. Nevertheless, Drinaldo is 10-1 and has tons of potential. It will be interesting to see how Drinaldo handles much bigger opponents. Regardless, he is a good prospect and would be a great addition to the UFC roster.