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UFC 162 adds lightweight clash between Edson Barboza and John Makdessi

Striking specialist collide at UFC 162 on July 6 in Las Vegas as Brazilian Edson Barboza takes on Canadian John Makdessi.

Barboza defeated Lucas Martins at UFC on FX 7 in January, while Makdessi bested Daron Cruickshank at UFC 158 in March.

UFC 162 takes place from the MGM Grand Garden Arena and is headlined by a middleweight title fight between champion Anderson Silva and undefeated challenger Chris Weidman.

Source: UFC

Mike Pierce battles David Mitchell at UFC 162

Also added to the July Las Vegas card is a welterweight bout between hard-nosed Mike Pierce and David Mitchell.

Pierce is riding a three-fight winning streak, most recently topping Seth Baczynski in December.

Meanwhile, Mitchell snapped a two-fight skid in January against Simeon Thoresen.

Source: MMA Junkie

Photo: Edson Barboza (Rob Tatum/The MMA Corner)