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Siyar Bahadurzada vs. John Howard Set for UFC 168

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UFC officials have confirmed one more match up for the UFC’s year-end show. Welterweights Siyar Bahadurzada and John Howard have been set to meet at UFC 168 in what will likely be scheduled as a prelim bout.

Bahadurzada will be looking to bounce back from a loss to Dong Hyun Kim in March, snapping an impressive seven-fight winning streak. He is currently 1-1 in the UFC, and 21-5 overall.

Howard on the other hand will be coming off of a win, a split-decision victory over TUF 17 finalist Uriah Hall. The fight marks a successful return to the UFC for Howard, who was cut from the promotion in 2011. He is now 5-3 in the UFC, and 21-8 overall.

UFC 168 will take place on Dec. 28 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. It will be headlined by a middleweight title fight rematch between Anderson Silva and champion Chris Weidman.

The current card is as follows:

  • Chris Weidman vs. Anderson Silva
  • Ronda Rousey vs. Miesha Tate
  • Josh Barnett vs. Travis Browne
  • Diego Brandao vs. Dustin Poirier
  • Fabricio Camoes vs. Jim Miller
  • Uriah Hall vs. Chris Leben
  • Michael Johnson vs. Gleison Tibau
  • Manny Gamburyan vs. Dennis Siver
  • William Macario vs. Bobby Voelker
  • Shane Del Rosario vs. Guto Inocente
  • Siyar Bahadurzada vs. John Howard