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Iuri Alcantara meets UFC newcomer Brian Kelleher in Rio de Janeiro

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community news, Iuri Alcantara meets UFC newcomer Brian Kelleher in Rio de Janeiro

The UFC has added the 13th bout to the upcoming pay-per-view event in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, as rising bantamweight Iuri Alcantara faces Brian Kelleher on June 3. The UFC announced the match-up following a report by Combate.

UFC 212 is scheduled to take place at the Jeunesse Arena and features Jose Aldo vs. Max Holloway for the featherweight gold in the main event.

Alcantara (35-7, 1 NC) enters the bout coming off back-to-back impressive submission victories over Brad Pickett in London and a comeback of the year candidate leglock finish over Luke Sanders in March.

Kelleher (16-7) will make his first walk to the Octagon after winning six in a row in the regional circuit in the United States, winning and defending the Ring of Combat 135-pound gold in the process.

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Source:: mma fighting