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Edson Barboza Battles John Makdessi at UFC 162

Written by Tom Ngo
April 12th, 2013

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On Friday, a thrilling lightweight affair between Edson Barboza (pictured) and John Makdessi was added to the UFC 162 lineup.

Barboza was rapidly ascending up the 155-pound totem pole before getting TKO’d by Jamie Varner at UFC 146. The 27-year-old bounced back nicely from the upset special by submitting Lucas Martins in his last outing.

Makdessi will be riding a two-fight winning streak into the shootout. “The Bull” had dropped his prior pair of bouts before embarking on his current run.

MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada hosts the July 6 extravaganza.

Here are the athletes expected to appear in the show:

Seth Baczynski vs. Brian Melancon

Shane Del Rosario vs. Dave Herman

Chris Leben vs. Andrew Craig

Edson Barboza vs. John Makdessi

Mike Pierce vs. David Mitchell

Cub Swanson vs. Dennis Siver

Ricardo Lamas vs. “The Korean Zombie” Chan Sung Jung

Frankie Edgar vs. Charles Oliveira

Mark Munoz vs. Tim Boetsch

Roger Gracie vs. Tim Kennedy

Chris Weidman vs. Anderson Silva (UFC middleweight champion)

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