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Daniel Sarafian Expecting to Make His UFC Debut Later this Year

In what was expected to be a featured fight, Daniel Sarafian and Cezar "Mutante" Ferreira never went down. The two were finalist on The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil, but Sarafian suffered an injury and was knocked out of the middleweight finale.

Now, as he continues his rehab, Sarafian is anticipating a late-2012 debut inside the Octagon. His boxing coach, Ivan de Oliveira, informed Tatame recently that his fighter is on track.

"Daniel Sarafian is a very determined kid," de Oliveira said. "Our plan is for him to come back in December, he will be ready to fight again then. It's our expectation, but there's nothing set with the UFC, so we're just waiting."

De Oliveira added that Sarafian will be cleared to resume training in early September. Ferreira took on Sergio Moraes in the finals and won, securing the TUF: Brazil contract.

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