Three bouts added to UFC 212 lineup

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UFC 212 has three new bouts.

The promotion announced on Thursday that Antonio Carlos Junior vs Eric Spicely, Johnny Eduardo vs Matthew Lopez, and Marco Beltran vs Deiveson Alcantara have been added to the UFC 212 lineup.

The event is set to take place in Rio de Janeiro on June 3. The card will be headlined by a unification bout for the featherweight title between current champion Jose Aldo and interim champion Max Holloway.

Antonio Carlos Junior (7-2, 1 NC) is coming off of back-to-back wins which include a decision over Marvin Vettori and a submission over Leonardo Augusto Guimarães. Spicely (10-1) has won his last two fights by first round submission over Thiago Santos and Alessio Di Chirico.

Eduardo (28-10) last fought at UFC Fight night 100 where he knocked out Manny Gamburyan in the second round. Matthew Lopez (9-1) has gone 1-1 so far in the UFC, losing by submission to Rani Yahya in his debut and winning a unanimous decision over Mitch Gagnon in December.

Beltran (8-4) had a three-fight win streak snapped by Joe Soto by first round submission in November. The streak consisted of two decision wins and a second-round submission. Alcantara (11-0), who has finished all but one of his opponents, will be making his promotional debut.


Jamal Khayat is a writer for RoughCopy MMA. He began his training in combat sports in 2009 and has competed as an amateur in both MMA and boxing. He is currently pursuing a B.S. degree in Physics at the University of Central Florida.


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