The light heavyweight bout between Rua and Saint Preux will take place at the Sept. 23 UFC Fight Night event at Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan. Broadcast plans for the card have yet to be announced.
The UFC on Wednesday announced the bout.
Rua, No. 12 in the latest USA TODAY Sports/MMAjunkie MMA light heavyweight rankings, is riding a three-fight winning streak since his 34-second TKO loss to No. 10-ranked Saint Preux at UFC Fight Night 56 in November 2014.
Saint Preux, meanwhile, has had an up-and-down run since his encounter with “Shogun.” He’s gone 2-4 in his past six fights, with a recent submission win over Marcos Rogerio de Lima to snap a three-fight losing skid.view original article >>
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