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Orlando Gets Two Middleweight Matchups

 
Two more bouts have been verbally agreed to for the UFC's return to Orlando on December 19, with CB Dollaway facing off with Nate Marquardt, and Josh Samman battling the returning "Barncat," Tamdan McCrory.

Both bouts on the UFC Fight Night card will take place in the middleweight division.

In the main event at Amway Center, Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone challenges for a UFC title for the first time when he battles lightweight champion Rafael Dos Anjos in a highly-anticipated rematch.

Looking to bounce back from a recent cold spell, longtime middleweight and welterweight contender Marquardt will get his chance to get into the win column once more against tenth-ranked contender Dollaway, who has won four of his last seven.

One of the hottest prospects at 185 pounds, former Ultimate Fighter 17 competitor Samman has won four in a row, including back-to-back finishes of Eddie Gordon and Caio Magalhaes that earned him Performance of the Night honors. Back in the Octagon for the first time since 2009, McCrory's consecutive finishes of Brennan Ward and Jason Butcher, which took a combined 1:27, brought him back to the UFC for this December bout.

Stay tuned to UFC.com for ticket on-sale information and more fight card announcements.

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