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Rising stars Almeida and Garbrandt to meet at UFC Fight Night 88 in Vegas

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Unbeaten prospects Cody Garbrandt (8-0-0) and Thomas Almeida (20-0-0) will meet in the main event of May 29th’s UFC Fight Night 88.

The matchup was announced during yesterday’s UFC Fight Night 85 show.

Both fighters are known for their entertaining styles, but this time, someone will taste defeat for the first time.

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Garbrandt put away late replacement Augusto Mendes at UFC Fight Night 83, while Almeida dispatched Anthony Birchak at UFC Fight Night 77. He has performance bonuses in his last three contests.

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UFC Fight Night 88 takes place at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. Other matches scheduled include:

Renan Barao (33-3-0, 1NC) vs Jeremy Stephens (24-12-0)

Tarec Saffiedine (16-4-0) vs Rick Story (18-8-0)

Chris Camozzi (23-10-0) vs Vitor Miranda (12-4-0)

Jorge Masvidal (29-10-0) vs Lorenz Larkin (16-5-0)

Josh Burkman (28-12-0) vs Paul Felder (11-2-0)

Abel Trujillo (13-7-0) vs Carolos Diego Ferriera (12-2-0)

Erik Koch (14-4-0) vs Joe Proctor (11-4-0)

Jake Collier (9-3-0) vs Keith Berish (5-0-0)

Chris De La Rocha (4-1-0)  vs Adam Milstead (7-1-0)


Kenai is a former Postmedia Network online news and sports editor. He is the Editor-in-Chief for MMA Crossfire.

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