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John Lineker vs. Brian Kelleher, Thales Leites vs. Jack Hermansson Booked for UFC 224

Two bouts have been added to the UFC 224 lineup, as John Lineker will square off against Brian Kelleher at bantamweight, while Thales Leites will meet Jack Hermansson at middleweight in Rio de Janeiro on May 12.
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John Lineker vs. Brian Kelleher, Thales Leites vs. Jack Hermansson Booked for UFC 224

Two bouts have been added to the UFC 224 lineup, as John Lineker will square off against Brian Kelleher at bantamweight, while Thales Leites will meet Jack Hermansson at middleweight in Rio de Janeiro on May 12.
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John Lineker vs. Brian Kelleher, Thales Leites vs. Jack Hermansson Booked for UFC 224

Two bouts have been added to the UFC 224 lineup, as John Lineker will square off against Brian Kelleher at bantamweight, while Thales Leites will meet Jack Hermansson at middleweight in Rio de Janeiro on May 12.
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Renan Barao-Brian Kelleher, Sam Alvey-Marcin Prachnio Announced for UFC on Fox 28 in Orlando

The Ultimate Fighting Championship’s return to Orlando continues to grow.
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Renan Barao-Brian Kelleher, Sam Alvey-Marcin Prachnio Announced for UFC on Fox 28 in Orlando

The Ultimate Fighting Championship’s return to Orlando continues to grow.
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Renan Barao-Brian Kelleher, Sam Alvey-Marcin Prachnio Announced for UFC on Fox 28 in Orlando

The Ultimate Fighting Championship’s return to Orlando continues to grow.
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Brian Kelleher meets Marlon Vera at UFC’s event in Long Island

Brian Kelleher got half of what he was asking for.

The bantamweight talent, who called for a fight with John Lineker at the UFC on FOX 25 event in Long Island, New York, on July 22, will compete at the event, but against Marlon Vera. MMA Fighting confirmed the news following a report by Newsday.

Kelleher (17-7) left an outstanding first impression in the Octagon, submitting jiu-jitsu black belt Iuri Alcantara in the first round at UFC 212, improving to 17-7 in the sport with his seventh straight victory.

Vera (11-3-1), who joined the UFC in 2014 after competing in the promotion’s first Latin American season of The Ultimate Fighter, knocked out Brad Pickett in his retirement fight last March in London.

UFC on FOX 25 takes place at the Nassau Coliseum and features former middleweight champion Chris Weidman versus Kelvin Gastelum in the main event.

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John Lineker not interested in fighting Brian Kelleher

Brian Kelleher wants John Lineker next in the UFC, but the Brazilian isn’t thrilled with the idea.

Kelleher left a great first impression in the UFC, submitting top-ranked bantamweight Iuri Alcantara in the first round and silencing the crowd at Rio de Janeiro’s UFC 212, and suggested a fight with Lineker in his post-fight scrum.

Kelleher wants to be part of UFC’s upcoming event in Long Island, New York, on July 22. “Hands of Stone”, who was in Rio de Janeiro this weekend and watched Kelleher’s successful debut, isn’t interested.

“A fight with this guy, it doesn’t make sense for me to fight him right now,” Lineker told MMA Fighting. “The position I am in the ranking… I don’t know where he actually is in the ranking. But it wouldn’t be good for me.

“Of course, I’d like to fight a top 5, but if the UFC wants this fight, I wouldn’t say no. I’ll fight anyone. I’ll fight whoever the UFC puts in there. I’m an employee and there’s nothing I can do.”

Lineker told MMA Fighting he doesn’t “have anyone in mind” as an ideal opponent for his return to the Octagon following his decision loss to former champion T.J. DIllashaw, but wants to be back in the cage as soon as possible.

“I want to fight. I wanted to fight (at UFC 212) but couldn’t yet [laughs],” said Lineker, who fractured his jaw in his defeat to DIllashaw. “I plan on fighting by the end of July or early in August, but I have to wait. I’m waiting. We’ll see what happens.”

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Felipe Arantes out, Debuting Brian Kelleher In Against Iuri Alcanatara at UFC 212 in Rio de Janeiro

Iuri Alcantara isn’t getting the opponent most expected, but “Marajo” now has an official booking in his native Brazil.
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Iuri Alcantara meets UFC newcomer Brian Kelleher in Rio de Janeiro

The UFC has added the 13th bout to the upcoming pay-per-view event in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, as rising bantamweight Iuri Alcantara faces Brian Kelleher on June 3. The UFC announced the match-up following a report by Combate.

UFC 212 is scheduled to take place at the Jeunesse Arena and features Jose Aldo vs. Max Holloway for the featherweight gold in the main event.

Alcantara (35-7, 1 NC) enters the bout coming off back-to-back impressive submission victories over Brad Pickett in London and a comeback of the year candidate leglock finish over Luke Sanders in March.

Kelleher (16-7) will make his first walk to the Octagon after winning six in a row in the regional circuit in the United States, winning and defending the Ring of Combat 135-pound gold in the process.

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