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Jorge Lopez to Make UFC Debut Against Justin Edwards at UFC Fight Night 25

Jorge Lopez, a coach at Wanderlei Silva’s gym in Las Vegas, has signed with the UFC and will debut against The Ultimate Fighter 13’s Justin Edwards in a welterweight preliminary bout at UFC Fight Night 25: Battle on the Bayou” on September 17 in New Orleans, Lopez announced Friday.

Lopez (11-1) recently won his 10th-straight with a second-round TKO of Davis Marshall at Tachi Palace Fights 10 on Aug. 5, while Edwards (6-1) suffered his first loss to with a split decision to Clay Harvison in his UFC debut at The Ultimate Fighter 13 Finale in December.

UFC Fight Night 25 is headlined by welterweight contenders Jake Shields and Jake Ellenberger and also features Court McGee vs. Dongi Yang, Erik Koch vs. Jonathan Brookins, and Alan Belcher vs. Jason MacDonald.

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