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Wednesday, Feb 17, 2016

UFC Books Anthony Pettis vs. Edson Barboza

Anthony Pettis

By FCF Staff

UFC 197 has received a compelling lightweight fight, between two of the division’s top strikers, as the promotion has announced that Anthony Pettis will battle Edson Barboza.

Pettis (18-4) will be looking to get back on track, as the former champ has dropped consecutive bouts to Rafael dos Anjos and most recently Eddie Alvarez.

Barboza (16-4), meanwhile, was submitted by Tony Ferguson in his last bout, which followed a win over Paul Felder.

Pettis is currently ranked #3 at 155, and Barboza is sitting in the #8 spot.

UFC 197 will be hosted by the MGM Grand Garden Arena, and will feature a rematch between light-heavyweight champ Daniel Cormier and Jon Jones in the headliner.

posted by FCF Staff @ 7:58 pm
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