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Friday, May 15, 2015

UFC FN 70 And TUF 21 Finale Moved, Machida-Romero Booked

Machida (photo via FOX Deportes.com)

By FCF Staff

The UFC has announced some big changes to its summer schedule, as UFC Fight Night 70 and the TUF 21 Finale have been moved.

UFC FN 70 was originally scheduled to take place Sao Paulo Brazil, but now the June 27th card will be hosted by the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Florida. The card will still feature Erick Silva (18-5) taking on welterweight Rick Story (18-8), but the UFC has confirmed that a middleweight fight between contenders Lyoto Machida (22-6) and Yoel Romero (9-1) will now headline.

Machida is coming off a submission loss to Luke Rockhold in April, while Romero hasn’t fought since last September, when he stopped Tim Kennedy. Romero had been booked to fight “Jacare” Souza in April, but withdrew due to a knee injury.

The TUF 21 Finale, which was originally expected to take place in Florida, has been moved to the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on July 12th. The night after UFC 189 takes place in the same venue.

The card will be headlined by a welterweight fight between Jake Ellenberger (30-9) and Stephen Thompson (10-1). Ellenberger tapped out Josh Koscheck in his last outing in February, while Thompson decisioned Patrick Cote in September.

posted by FCF Staff @ 11:00 am
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