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Leonardo Santos, Olivier Aubin-Mercier set to collide at UFC 212 in Brazil

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Leonardo Santos, Olivier Aubin Mercier set to collide at UFC 212 in Brazil

A lightweight clash between Leonardo Santos and Olivier Aubin-Mercier was officially announced for UFC 212 on June 3 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Santos (16-3-1) is the only TUF:Brazil winner still undefeated inside the Octagon. The Nova Uniao fighter, who became the season three welterweight winner in 2013, has gone 4-0-1 since the title, including a first-round knockout victory over Kevin Lee.

Aubin-Mercier (9-2) will compete for the first time outside North America. He enters the cage coming off back-to-back submission victories over Thibault Gouti and Drew Dober. The Canadian talent is 5-1 since losing to Chad Laprise in the TUF Nations welterweight final in 2014.

UFC 212 takes place at the Jeunesse Arena, formerly known as HSBC Arena, and features Jose Aldo vs. Max Holloway in the main event. The current fight card can be seen below.

Jose Aldo vs. Max Holloway
Anderson Silva vs. Kelvin Gastelum
Claudia Gadelha vs. Karolina Kowalkiewicz
Leonardo Santos vs. Olivier Aubin-Mercier
Antonio Carlos Junior vs. Eric Spicely
Johnny Eduardo vs. Matthew Lopez
Marco Antonio Beltran vs. Deiveson Alcantara
Yancy Medeiros vs. Erick Silva
Paulo Henrique Costa vs. Oluwale Bamgbose

Source:: mma fighting