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Evan Dunham suffers ‘small injury’, fight with Leonardo Santos moved to UFC 199

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community news, Evan Dunham suffers small injury, fight with Leonardo Santos moved to UFC 199

A lightweight clash between Evan Dunham and Leonardo Santos was moved to June 4, the UFC announced Tuesday.

Initially planned for May 14 at Curitiba’s UFC 198, Dunham vs. Santos was pushed back to UFC 199 after Dunham suffered a small injury, UFC general manager Giovani Decker revealed on Revista Combate.

Dunham (17-6) enters the bout coming off three consecutive wins, defeating Joe Lauzon, Ross Pearson and Rodrigo Damm via decision. Fighting in the UFC since 2009, Dunham holds a 10-6 record inside the Octagon.

Santos (15-3-1) is undefeated since winning the second season of The Ultimate Fighter Brazil in 2013. The jiu-jitsu black belt scored finishes in three of his four UFC wins, stopping Kevin Lee, Tony Martin and William Macario.

UFC 199 takes place at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif., headlined by Luke Rockhold vs. Chris Weidman for the middleweight title. In the co-main event, bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz puts his title on the line against Urijah Faber.

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