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Barboza-Makdessi set for UFC 162

Updated: April 12, 2013, 8:02 PM ET
By Franklin McNeil | ESPN.com

Fast-rising lightweight Edson Barboza and hard-hitting John Makdessi will meet July 6 at UFC 162 in Las Vegas, the promotion officially announced on Friday.

Barboza (11-1) returns to action after handing Lucas Martins his first professional loss on Jan. 19 with an opening-round submission. The win came nearly 10 months after Barboza tasted his first loss.

An impressive victory over Makdessi likely will land Barboza a top-10 lightweight ranking.

Makdessi seeks his third consecutive ...

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