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UFC 164: Josh Barnett-Frank Mir set

Updated: May 29, 2013, 11:01 PM ET
By Franklin McNeil | ESPN.com

Former heavyweight champion Josh Barnett will return to the Octagon for the first time in 11 years on Aug. 31, when he meets Frank Mir at UFC 164 in Milwaukee, promotion officials said Wednesday night.

The announcement comes one week after Barnett (32-6) signed a multifight deal with UFC. Barnett, ranked sixth among heavyweights by ESPN.com, captured the UFC title from Randy Couture on March 22, 2002, with a second-round TKO. Shortly thereafter, Barnett tested positive for a banned ...

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