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UFC officials Wednesday announced the first booking for UFC on Fox 8, as Melvin Guillard takes on fellow lightweight Mac Danzig at the July 27 event.

The event takes place at Seattle’s Key Arena, and the show’s main card airs live on Fox’s flagship network. Fox-owned cable station FX is expected to handle the evening’s undercard.

Guillard enters the contest having recently left the Blackzilians camp in Florida with the intention of rejoining Jackson’s MMA in Albuquerque, N.M. However, “The Young Assassin” was not allowed back into the fold, according to a source close to the gym. Guillard, 30, rides back-to-back defeats into his showdown with Danzig, most recently falling via split decision to former WEC champion Jamie Varner on Dec. 29 at UFC 155.

Danzig last competed in November, when he dropped a split decision to onetime Pride Fighting Championships ruler Takanori Gomi at UFC on Fuel TV 6. Danzig has alternated wins and losses in his last six fights over the last three years, picking up wins over Justin Buchholz, Joe Stevenson and Efrain Escudero while falling to Matt Wiman (twice) and “The Fireball Kid.”

The UFC last visited Seattle in December, when the Las Vegas-based promotion hosted UFC on Fox 5 at the same arena. That event saw Benson Henderson retain his lightweight title in the main event, taking a one-sided unanimous decision from challenger Nate Diaz.

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