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Fabio Maldonado, Hans Stringer To Collide At UFC 179

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Officials have added a light heavyweight scrap between Fabio Maldonado and Hans Stringer to the UFC 179 card from Brazil.

Set for October 25 from Rio de Janeiro, the event features a main event between Jose Aldo and Chad Mendes for the featherweight title. Fellow 205 pounders Phil Davis and Glover Teixeira will also square off that night.

Maldonado (21-7) accepted a short notice fight with heavyweight contender Stipe Miocic earlier this year, replacing Junior dos Santos. He lost in just 35 seconds, snapping a three-fight win streak.

Stringer (22-5-3) earned a decision over Francimar Barroso in his debut earlier this year.

Below is the current lineup:

UFC Featherweight Championship
Jose Aldo (c) vs. Chad Mendes

Light Heavyweight: Phil Davis vs. Glover Teixeira

Flyweight: Scott Jorgensen vs. Wilson Reis

Featherweight: Felipe Arantes vs. Andre Fili

Welterweight: Neil Magny vs. William Macario

Lightweight: Fabricio Camoes vs. Josh Shockley

Light Heavyweight: Fabio Maldonado vs. Hans Stringer