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UFC 213 Adds Several Former Champs

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Several key bouts have now been made official for UFC 213, including a rematch between Fabricio Werdum and Alistair Overeem.

Set for July 8, the event caps off UFC International Fight Week in Las Vegas. Cody Garbrandt defends his bantamweight title against T.J. Dillashaw on that night.

Werdum will try to avenge a 2012 decision loss to Overeem suffered during the Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix. Werdum lost the UFC heavyweight title last year to Stipe Miocic, and Overeem was bested by Miocic in his first defense of the belt.

The bout marks the third time Werdum and Overeem will square off, as Werdum won via submission back in 2006 while both were in PRIDE.

Also, Robbie Lawler will square off with Donald Cerrone and Anthony Pettis meets Jim Miller.

ESPN’s Brett Okamoto first reported contract signings for the Werdum-Overeem, Lawler-Cerrone and Pettis-Miller bouts.

Below is the current fight card:

MAIN CARD (PPV)

UFC Bantamweight Championship
Cody Garbrandt (c) vs. T.J. Dillashaw

Heavyweight: Fabricio Werdum vs. Alistair Overeem

Welterweight: Robbie Lawler vs. Donald Cerrone

Lightweight: Jim Miller vs. Anthony Pettis

Heavyweight: Travis Browne vs. Oleksiy Oliynyk

Heavyweight: Daniel Omielanczuk vs. Curtis Blaydes

Middleweight: Thiago Santos vs. Gerald Meerschaert

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