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UFC 187 Picks Up Lightweight Scrap For May

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Islam Makhachev and Leo Kuntz have been added to the preliminary card lineup for UFC 187, officials announced recently.

Set for May 23 from Las Vegas, the card will feature two world title matches. Jon Jones defends his light heavyweight title vs. Anthony Johnson and Chris Weidman puts his middleweight belt on the line vs. Vitor Belfort.

Makhachev (11-0) will make his debut inside the Octagon and try to improve upon his seven career stoppage wins. Kuntz (17-1-1) is also making his debut and owns 12 wins via either knockout or submission.

Below is the current lineup:

UFC Light Heavyweight Championship
Jon Jones (c) vs. Anthony Johnson

UFC Middleweight Championship
Chris Weidman (c) vs. Vitor Belfort

Lightweight: Donald Cerrone vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov

Heavyweight: Travis Browne vs. Andrei Arlovski

Flyweight: Joseph Benavidez vs. John Moraga

Flyweight: John Dodson vs. Zach Makovsky

Lightweight: Islam Makhachev vs. Leo Kuntz