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UFC 218: Al Iaquinta vs. Paul Felder added

A second lightweight matchup has been added to Detroit’s UFC 218.

Editor’s Note: Al Iaquinta has since been replaced by Dan Hooker.

No.11 Al Iaquinta (13-3-1) will take on Paul Felder (14-3-0) in what should prove to be an exciting contest.

Iaquinta, 30, is enjoying the momentum of a five-fight win streak, including a “ragin'” TKO finish of Diego Sanchez in his last bout at UFC Fight Night 108 in April.

“The Irish Dragon,” 32, has four wins in his last five fights, including a stoppage in his last fight against Steven Ray at UFC Fight Night 113 in July.

UFC 218 is scheduled for Dec. 2 at the Little Caesars Arena in Detroit. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Oct. 13. The card currently includes:

Alistair Overeem (43-15-0, 1NC) vs. Francis Ngannou (10-1-0)

Al Iaquinta (13-3-1) vs. Paul Felder (14-3-0)

Max Holloway (18-3-0) vs. Frankie Edgar (22-5-1)

Eddie Alvarez (28-5-0) vs. Justin Gaethje (18-0-0)

Henry Cejudo (11-2-0) vs. Sergio Pettis (16-2-0)

Felice Herring (13-6-0) vs. Cortney Casey (7-4-0)

Angela Magana (11-8-0) vs. Amanda Bobby Cooper (2-3-0)

Dominick Reyes (7-0-0) vs. Jeremy Kimball (15-6-0)

Abdul Razak Alhassan (7-1-0) vs. Sabah Homasi (11-6-0)

Justin Willis (5-1-0) vs Allen Crowder (7-2-0)

More bouts are expected to be announced.


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

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