UFC officials have announced a lightweight matchup for the upcoming UFC Fight Night event in Atlantic City on July 16. Brazilian striker Edson Barboza has verbally agreed to take on Evan Dunham. The event will be headlined by the lightweight scrap between Donald Cerrone and Jim Miller and will take place at the Revels Casino.
Barboza (13-2) is coming off a first round submission loss against Donald Cerrone at the UFC on FOX 11 event in Orlando, Florida. Barboza was ripping into Cerrone with amazing punches and kicks before getting dropped with a jab. Cerrone quickly took Barboza’s back and choked him out while the Brazilian was still stunned.
Dunham (14-5) has lost back-to-back fights with his last lost also coming against Donald Cerrone via submission. Dunham is in dire need of a win as he has lost three of his last four bouts, with the lone win coming via split decision against Gleison Tibau.
The UFC Fight Night Atlantic City card can be found below:
- Donald Cerrone vs. Jim Miller
- Edson Barboza vs. Evan Dunham
- Pat Healy vs. Gleison Tibau
- John Howard vs. Rick Story
- John Lineker vs. Alptekin Ozkilic
- Aljamain Sterling vs. Hugo Viana
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