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)