UFC Officials Make Pair Of Lightweight Fight Announcements

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Four lightweights have found homes on upcoming cards, as officials announced Kevin Lee vs. Jon Tuck for UFC 178 and Mairbek Taisumov vs. Marcin Bandel for UFC Fight Night 53.

UFC 178 is scheduled for September 27 from Las Vegas with a main event of Jon Jones vs. Daniel Cormier for the light heavyweight title. UFC Fight Night 53 goes down the following weekend from Stockholm, Sweden.

Lee (8-1) earned his initial UFC win recently, defeating Jesse Ronson. He suffered a February decision loss to Al Iaquinta in his debut. Tuck (8-1) has scored wins in two of three appearances with the promotion, defeating Jake Lindsey in his most recent fight.

Taisumov (21-5) has gone 1-1 since signing on with the UFC, downing Tae Hyun Bang. He suffered a decision loss to Michael Prazeres earlier this year. Bandel (13-2) will carry a 12-fight win streak into his UFC debut.

Below is the UFC 178 lineup:

UFC Light Heavyweight Championship
Jon Jones (c) vs. Daniel Cormier

Bantamweight: Dominick Cruz vs. Takeya Mizugaki

Middleweight: Tim Kennedy vs. Yoel Romero

Featherweight: Conor McGregor vs. Dustin Poirier

Female Bantamweight: Cat Zingano vs. Amanda Nunes

Welterweight: John Howard vs. Brian Ebersole

Welterweight: Patrick Cote vs. Stephen Thompson

Lightweight: Bobby Green vs. Jorge Masvidal

Lightweight: Kevin Lee vs. Jon Tuck

Below is the UFC Fight Night 53 lineup:

Welterweight: Amir Sadollah vs. Nico Musoke

Featherweight: Niklas Backstrom vs. Mike Wilkinson

Featherweight: Ernest Chavez vs. Zubaira Tukhugov

Featherweight: Dennis Siver vs. Robert Whiteford

Light Heavyweight: Ilir Latifi vs. Jan Blachowicz

Lightweight: Mairbek Taisumov vs. Marcin Bandel

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