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Flying Under the Radar at International Fight Week

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With all the massive fights we’re going to see at International Figth Week in two weeks time, it’s understandable that a few of the contests have not been given the attention that they deserve.

From Brock Lesnar’s return to the rematch between Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier, Rafael Dos Anjos defending his title against Eddie Alvarez and Joanna JÄ™drzejczyk meeting Claudia Gadelha for the second time, this time with a title on the line, it’s been hard to gather yourself and give yourself the time to look through the three cards that will take place on July 7th, 8th and 9th.

UFC 200 has so many amazing contests on its bill that even the heavyweight clash between former champion Cain Velasquez and Travis Browne isn’t really getting a lot of shine. The same can be said for a number of contests throughout the week, so here are some of the bouts that may have flown under the radar with all the media interest and fanfare that surround the headline contests of the week.

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Alan Jouban vs Belal Muhammad

Belal Muhammad will get a baptism of fire on the main card of UFC Fight Night: dos Anjos vs. Alvarez when flashy striker Alan Jouban welcomes him under his new promotional banner.

An unbeaten prospect who just came off an impressive title-winning display against Steve Carl at Titan FC 38, it will be interesting to see Muhammad trade leather with an opponent who excels in the striking realm like Jouban.

9-0 Chicago native Muhammad has a background in boxing and wrestling, but he prefers to go about his business on his feet. Despite his punching prowess, the majority of Muhammad’s wins have come by decision. However, coming off his first annihilation of Brandon O’Reilly, Jouban will demand exchanges ….View full article

Source:: fightland.vice.com