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Gilbert Burns Returns To Action At UFC 179

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Lightweights Gilbert Burns and Christos Gligos will square off this October at UFC 179, officials announced recently.

Set for October 25 from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the event features a bout between featherweight champion Jose Aldo and Chad Mendes. The main card airs on pay-per-view, with prelims set for FOX Sports 1 and UFC Fight Pass from the Maracanazinho Gymnasium.

Burns (8-0) made his Octagon debut with a decision victory over Andreas Stahl at welterweight, but will be moving down to 155 pounds for this contest. He owns seven first round stoppages to his credit.

Giagos (10-2) will be competing in the UFC for the first time. He comes over from Resurrection Fighting Alliance after a victory over Dakota Cochrane that won him the lightweight title.

Below is the current lineup:

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

Light Heavyweight: Phil Davis vs. Glover Teixeira

Flyweight: Scott Jorgensen vs. Wilson Reis

Featherweight: Felipe Arantes vs. Andre Fili

Welterweight: Neil Magny vs. William Macario

Lightweight: Fabricio Camoes vs. Josh Shockley

Light Heavyweight: Fabio Maldonado vs. Hans Stringer

Lightweight: Beneil Dariush vs. Alan Patrick

Lightweight: Yan Cabral vs. Naoyuki Kotani

Featherweight: Darren Elkins vs. Lucas Martins

Lightweight: Gilbert Burns vs. Christos Giagos

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