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Lyoto Machida To Face Yoel Romero At UFN 70

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Former UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida will step back inside the Octagon this June, taking on Yoel Romero in the main event of UFC Fight Night 70.

Set for June 27, the card will now take place in Florida, moving from a planned trip to Brazil. It will still feature the finals of The Ultimate Fighter Brazil 4.

Machida (22-6) suffered a submission loss to Luke Rockhold earlier this year, while Romero (9-1) has been out of action since besting Tim Kennedy. He was forced out of a planned fight with Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza due to a knee injury, but opted against surgery to return quickly to action.

Below is the current lineup:

Middleweight: Lyoto Machida vs. Yoel Romero

Welterweight: Erick Silva vs. Rick Story

The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 4 Lightweight Final
TBA vs. TBA

The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 4: Bantamweight Final
TBA vs. TBA

Welterweight: Lorenz Larkin vs. Santiago Ponzinibbio

Light Heavyweight: Steve Bosse vs. Thiago Santos

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