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Knight Vs. Rinaldi Booked For UFC 230 In New York

The upcoming UFC 230 fight card in New York City continues to round itself out, as featherweight spark plug Jason Knight will take on submission specialist Jordan Rinaldi on the preliminary undercard, per a recent report by Newsday (later confirmed by both fighters)

Knight, 26, is coming off a tough split-decision loss to Makwan Amirkhani this past May. The Mississippi native has now lost three in a row including a TKO loss to former UFC featherweight title challenger Ricardo Lamas last year. Knight, better known as “Hick Diaz,” was once considered an up-and-coming contender at 145 pounds, but has since fallen off the map. A victory over Rinaldi in front of a wild NYC crowd is the perfect way to regain his divisional momentum heading into 2019.

Rinaldi, 30, is coming off a disappointing TKO loss to undefeated contender Gregor Gillespie. With a 1-2 UFC record since making his Octagon debut over two years ago, Rinaldi badly needs a victory to stay afloat at 145 pounds. Rinaldi’s submission game is going to have to play a major role against Knight at UFC 230 considering he hasn’t shown much improvement on his feet.

UFC 230 is set to take place on Nov. 3 live on pay-per-view (PPV) from inside Madison Square Garden in New York City, and feature a co-main event clash between lightweight contender Dustin Poirier and a returning Nate Diaz. No main event has been scheduled at this time.

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Light Heavyweights Aleksandar Rakic, Devin Clark Booked for UFC 231 in Toronto

Aleksandar Rakic will face Devin Clark in a light heavyweight bout at UFC 231.
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Curtis Blaydes vs. Francis Ngannou Rematch Booked For UFC in Beijing

Ultimate Fighting Championship heavyweight contenders Francis Ngannou and Curtis Blaydes are set to run back their April 2016 encounter, as ESPN first reported on Thursday that the two have agreed to rematch at UFC Fight Night 141 in Beijing on Nov. 24.
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Benson Henderson vs. Saad Awad Booked for Bellator 208 on Oct. 13

Benson Henderson will meet Saad Awad in a lightweight contest at Bellator 208.
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Benson Henderson vs. Saad Awad Booked for Bellator 208 on Oct. 13

Benson Henderson will meet Saad Awad in a lightweight contest at Bellator 208.
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It’s Official: Conor McGregor, Khabib Nurmagomedov Booked for UFC 229

Conor McGregor will finally make his long awaited Octagon return as he takes on newly-crowned lightweight champion and rival Khabib Nurmagomedov (26-0) at UFC 229 on Oct. 6, the UFC announced on Friday.
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Glover Teixeira, Jimi Manuwa Light Heavyweight Tilt Booked for UFC Sao Paulo Headliner

Two light heavyweight sluggers are set to throw down in the main event of UFC Sao Paulo in September, with Glover Teixeira and Jimi Manuwa scheduled for five rounds, the Ultimate Fighting Championship announced on Friday.
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Bantamweights Pedro Munhoz, Brett Johns Booked for UFC 227 in Los Angeles

An intriguing bantamweight clash has been added to the UFC 227 lineup, as Pedro Munhoz and Brett Johns will square off in Los Angeles on Aug. 4.
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UFC 225 Update: Bobby Green vs. Clay Guida Booked for Chicago on June 9

A lightweight showdown pitting Bobby Green against Clay Guida has been added to the UFC 225 lineup.
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Ovince St. Preux vs. Tyson Pedro, Two Other Bouts Booked for UFC Fight Night 132 in Singapore

Ovince St. Preux will square off against Tyson Pedro in a light heavyweight duel at UFC Fight Night 132.
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