Anthony Pettis meets Edson Barboza at UFC 197

The UFC announced today former lightweight champion Anthony Pettis (18-4-0) will face Brazilian Edson Barboza (16-4-0) in a battle of strikers at UFC 197.

Both fighters are known for their striking and should be a Fight-of-the-Night candidate April 14.
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Pettis is trying to rebound from the first two-fight losing skid of his career, while Barboza is coming off a valiant Fight-of-the-Night loss to Tony Ferguson at the TUF 22 Finale.
Light-heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier rematches former champ Jon Jones in the main event, while flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson defends against Olympic gold medalist Henry Cejudo in the co-main.
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Kenai is a former Postmedia Network online news and sports editor. He is the Editor-in-Chief for MMA Crossfire.

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