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UFC 166 Receives Tony Ferguson-Mike Rio Contest

Lightweights Tony Ferguson and Mike Rio will square off in October, as the two head for Houston and UFC 166: Velasquez vs. Dos Santos III.

The card goes down October 19 from the Toyota Center. In the main event, Cain Velasquez defends his UFC heavyweight title against Junior dos Santos.

Ferguson and Rio will likely be part of the prelims, which will air on FOX Sports 1 and stream via Facebook.

Ferguson (13-3) is a former winner of The Ultimate Fighter and has posted a 3-1 UFC record. Rio (9-2) is 1-1 in his two Octagon bouts.

The match was first reported by the Houston Chronicle.