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Two Big Fights Have Been Added To The McGregor v Diaz UFC 202 Card

Two Big Fights Have Been Added To The McGregor v Diaz UFC 202 Card
By David Clarke
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If Conor McGregor's rematch with Nate Diaz wasn't enough, it looks like the UFC are going all out to make UFC 202 a night to remember.

Two intriguing bouts were added to the card last night - with top ranked light-heavyweight contender, Anthony Johnson's set to face Glover Teixeira - and Donald 'Cowboy' Cerrone will look to make the UFC's welterweight division his home, as he meets #9 ranked Rick Story.

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Johnson and Teixeira were scheduled to meet on a UFC Fox event in late July, but 'Rumble' pulled out of the bout for undisclosed reasons. The Brazilian Teixeria called out the former title-challenger after he knocked out Johnson's team mate, Rashad Evans in April.

The 205-pound contest could determine the next title challenge in the division, particularly if it's Anthony Johnson - as a matchup with either Jon Jones or Daniel Cormier would be very marketable. Johnson was supposed to meet Jones last year for the title, but the fight was scrapped after Jones' hit 'n run incident. 'Rumble' subsequently lost to Cormier, who replaced Jones.

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Fan-favourite, Donald 'Cowboy' Cerrone will make his 3rd straight appearance at 170 pounds when he meets Rick Story. An impressive win over Patrick Cote 10 days ago, suggests 'Cowboy' will be more than capable of holding his own in the welterweight division.

The event will take place in Las Vegas on August 20, at the new T-Mobile arena - and will be headlined by Conor McGregor v Nate Diaz.  With Cody Garbrandt v Takeya Mizugaki, and Thiago Alves vs Al Iaquinta reportedly in the works - UFC 202 is already shaping up to be one of the card of the year.

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