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Raphael Assuncao vs. T.J. Dillashaw rematch set for UFC 200

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UFC 200 just officially got even deeper.

The contracts have been signed and a bantamweight rematch between T.J. Dillashaw and Raphael Assuncao has been made official for the July 9 event at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, ESPN.com reported Tuesday.

Assuncao (23-10) defeated Dillashaw (12-3) in a highly debatable split decision which earned Fight of the Night honors at UFC Fight Night 29 in Brazil on Oct. 9, 2103. That was Dillashaw’s only fight in a nine-stretch span which saw him rise to the UFC bantamweight title. He lost the belt to Dominick Cruz via decision in January in Boston.

Assuncao’s victory over Dillashaw was the fifth in a seven-fight win streak which seemed to put him into the hunt for the title. But he hasn’t fought since an Oct. 2014 victory over Bryan Caraway, as nagging ankle injuries have kept him out of action.

UFC 200 will feature three title bouts: A light heavyweight title fight between Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier in the main event, an interim featherweight title bout between Frankie Edgar and Jose Aldo, and a women’s bantamweight title matchup between Miesha Tate and Amanda Nunes.

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