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Beltran vs. Miocic Set for UFC 136, McKenzie vs. Rocha Added to UFC Fight Night 25

Joey BeltranJoey Beltran will welcome Stipe Miocic to the UFC in a heavyweight matchup at UFC 136, and The Ultimate Fighter 12’s Cody McKenzie will face fellow lightweight Vagner Rocha at UFC Fight Night 25: Battle on the Bayou, the UFC announced on Wednesday.

Beltran (13-5) rebounded from losses to Matt Mitrione and Pat Barry with a third-round TKO of newcomer Aaron Rosa in June, while the undefeated Miocic (6-0) has never gone past the second round, including five knockout wins.

McKenzie (12-0) scored his patented guillotine on Aaron Wilkinson at the TUF 12 Finale in December before suffering his first loss to Yves Edwards on short notice the following month, while Rocha (6-2) dropped his Octagon debut to WEC vet Donald Cerrone last month.

UFC 136 takes place on Oct. 8 and features a pair of title fights as lightweight champ Frankie Edgar rematches Gray Maynard and featherweight champ Jose Aldo, while UFC Fight Night 25 on Sept. 17 is headlined by a welterweight matchup between Jake Shields and Jake Ellenberger.


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