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UFC’s First Trip to Edmonton Will Feature Two Title Fights

Kelsey Mowatt

UFC 215

The UFC’s first ever card in Edmonton, Alberta, looks very promising, as the promotion’s announced that it will feature Demterious Johnson vs. Ray Borg and Amanda Nunes vs. Valentina Shevchenko II.

In addition, it’s important to remember that Junior Dos Santos will take on rising heavyweight Francis Ngannou at the September 9th card.

Johnson will be looking to defend the 125 crown for a record 11th time, when he squares off with Borg. The champ is coming off a submission win over Wilson Reis in April, while Borg earned a UD win over Jussier da Silva in March.

Nunes and Shevchenko were supposed to fight at UFC 213, July 8th, but the bantamweight champ Nunes had to pull out due to illness. The two fought back in March, 2016, and Nunes earned a decision win over Shevchenko.

UFC 215 is also going to see Jeremy Stephens take on longtime, lightweight contender, Gilbert Melendez, and flyweight Henry Cejudo battle the aforementioned Reis. So, it’s a pretty stacked card for Edmonton fans. No question.


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