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Pettis, Barboza Set For UFC 197 Collision

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Fireworks should be in the plans a little early this year, as UFC 197 in April hosts Anthony Pettis vs. Edson Barboza.

Officials added the bout to the April 23 event in Las Vegas at MGM Grand Garden Arena recently.

With a combined 13 “fight-night” bonuses, Pettis and Barboza have all the makings of a show-stealer on a night when the UFC light heavyweight and flyweight belts are on the line.

Pettis (18-4) is coming off a second straight decision defeat, falling to Eddie Alvarez. Barboza (16-4) was bested by Tony Ferguson most recently.

Below is the current lineup:

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

UFC Flyweight Championship
Demetrious Johnson (c) vs. Henry Cejudo

Middleweight: Rafael Natal vs. Robert Whittaker

Light Heavyweight: Clint Hester vs. Marcos Rogerio de Lima

Featherweight: Yair Rodriguez vs. Andre Fili

Strawweight: Jessica Aguilar vs. Juliana Lima

Lightweight: James Vick vs. Glaico Franca

Lightweight: Anthony Pettis vs. Edson Barboza

Welterweight: Danny Roberts vs. Dominique Steele

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