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Eddie Gordon-Josh Samman Official For UFC 181

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Eddie Gordon, the Season 19 winner of The Ultimate Fighter, will return to the Octagon for the first time since claiming his title against Josh Samman at UFC 181.

Officials added the middleweight contest to the December 6 event that features a pair of championship matches. In the main event, Johny Hendricks defends his welterweight title vs. Robbie Lawler, while Anthony Pettis and Gilbert Melendez meet for the lightweight belt.

Gordon (7-1) finished Dhiego Lima earlier this year in the final of TUF, while Samman (10-2) is also an alum of the reality series. He was on Season 17, but has fought injuries since winning his debut vs. Kevin Casey.

Below is the current lineup for the card:

UFC Welterweight Championship
Johny Hendricks (c) vs. Robbie Lawler

UFC Lightweight Championship
Anthony Pettis (c) vs. Gilbert Melendez

Heavyweight: Travis Browne vs. Brendan Schaub

Light Heavyweight: Corey Anderson vs. Gian Villante

Heavyweight: Todd Duffee vs. Anthony Hamilton

Middleweight: Eddie Gordon vs. Josh Samman

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