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UFC Fight Night 68 Card Lighting Up New Orleans

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Daniel-Cormier
(Former Strikeforce heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier)

The UFC returns to Louisiana for the first time since 2011 (Shileds vs. Ellenberger). This year’s stop sees hometown hero Daniel Cormier fighting Ryan Bader for the first time since his title fight loss to Jon Jones. Here’s a look at the UFC Fight Night 68 card announced so far.

Daniel Cormier vs. Ryan Bader

Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images
(Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Daniel Cormier (15-1) and Ryan Bader (19-4) headline UFC Fight Night 68. This fight should be a wrestling expose between two former NCAA talents. Daniel Cormier suffered the first loss of his career against Jon Jones at UFC 182 and will be looking for a win to rebound back up the light heavyweight ladder. Ryan Bader has taken 4 consecutive decision wins after a TKO loss to Glover Teixeira in 2013. It’s unclear where either will fall in the light heavyweight race, but Alexander Gustafsson needs an opponent after his loss to Anthony “Rumble” Johnson.

Tim Boetsch vs. Dan Henderson

(Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
(Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Time Boetsch (18-8) meets Dan Henderson (30-13) on the UFC Fight Night 68 main card. This is a critical fight to win for Boetsch and Henderson alike in their recent string of fights in the UFC. Tim Boetsch is 2-4 in his last 6 fights coming off of a submission loss to Thales Leites at UFC 183. Dan Henderson is 1-5 in his last 6 fights losing to Daniel Cormier and Gegard Mousasi in his last two consecutively.

UFC Fight Night 68 takes place on June 6th from Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, LA. Watch on Fox Sports 1 to see the full night of fights with the developing card listed below:

Daniel Cormier vs. Ryan Bader
Tim Boetsch vs. Dan Henderson
Matt Mitrione vs. Ben Rothwell
Shawn Jordan vs. Derrick Lewis
Alan Jouban vs. Brian Ebersole
Justin Edwards vs. Joe Proctor
Daniel Sarafian vs. Ricardo Abreu

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Kurt Tellez
Kurt Tellez is a Southern California-based writer and musician. He first developed a passion for writing and literature in high school that carried through to the completion of a B.A. in English from Cal State Fullerton in 2013. Inspired by Joseph Conrad, Emily Dickinson, Alan Moore and Hunter S. Thompson, he has pursued a career in writing through contributions to online magazine publications, blogging, and social media management. His musical studies began at thirteen, and has since played in garage bands, concert bands and jazz bands everywhere from Honolulu to The Matthew Street Beatles Festival in Liverpool. Kurt has followed MMA since becoming an avid listener of the Joe Rogan Experience Podcast. Inspired by Eddie Bravo's appearances on the show, he became a member of Tenth Planet Jiu-Jitsu in 2014.