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Three fights added to UFC 212 in Rio de Janeiro

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The UFC has added a trio of bouts to their upcoming date in Rio.

Antonio Carlos Junior vs. Eric Spicely, Johnny Eduardo vs. Matthew Lopez, and Marco Beltran vs. Deiveson Alcantara have been added to UFC 212 on June 3 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the company announced Thursday.

Carlos Junior (7-2, 1 NC) carries a two-fight win streak into his mddleweight matchup with Boston area-native Spicely (10-1). The duo have combined for 11 submissions among their 17 career victories.

Eduardo (28-10) will be fighting in his hometown. The 36-year-old bantamweight has won three out of his past four fights, most recently a second-round submission of Manny Gamburyan in November. Arizona’s Lopez (9-1) scored his first UFC win over Mitch Gagnon back in December.

At flyweight, Mexico City’s Beltran (6-4) is 3-1 in the UFC and is looking to shake off a submission loss to Joe Soto last time out. He’ll face in intriguing prospect in the Brazilian Alcantara, who brings five KOs and five submissions as part of his 11-0 record into his UFC debut.

The card will be headlined by a Jose Aldo vs. Max Holloway featherweight title unification fight.

Source:: mma fighting