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Flying Flyweights Added To The UFC 179 Lineup

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Flyweights are headed to Brazil and UFC 179, as Scott Jorgensen and Wilson Reis have agreed to meet.

Set for October 25 from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the event will feature Jose Aldo defending his featherweight title against Chad Mendes. The only other bout announced to date pits Phil Davis vs. Glover Teixeira.

Jorgensen (15-9) has fought nine times inside the Octagon, winning four of them. He was set to face Henry Cejudo last month, but the bout was scrapped after Cejudo failed to cut enough weight.

The 31-year-old Jorgensen is a former standout wrestler for Boise State University. After competing as a bantamweight, he moved down to the 125-pound ranks and has gone 1-2, including a June decision over Danny Martinez.

Reis (18-5) owns a 2-1 UFC record and is 6-1 in his last seven. Three of those wins have come via submission. The 29-year-old was the last fighter to hold the EliteXC bantamweight title and owns eight submission wins to his credit.

Below is the current card:

UFC Featherweight Championship
Jose Aldo (c) vs. Chad Mendes

Light Heavyweight: Phil Davis vs. Glover Teixeira

Flyweight: Scott Jorgensen vs. Wilson Reis

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