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UFC on ESPN 26: Austin Lingo returns to take on Luis Saldana

UFC featherweight Austin Lingo will be gunning for his second consecutive octagon victory at UFC on ESPN 26 in August when he takes on the streaking Luis Saldana.

Training at Fortis MMA, Lingo (8-1-0), 26, kicked off the first fight of the first UFC card of this year, UFC on ABC 1, with a win over Jacob Kilburn.

Saldana (15-6-0), 30, earned a decision win over Jordan Griffin in April at UFC on ABC 2 in April. He is on a five-fight win streak and is a DWCS and LFA alum member.

UFC on ESPN 26 is scheduled for Aug. 21 at a venue to be determined. Announced bouts include:

AUSTIN LINGO (8-1-0) VS. LUIS SALDANA (15-6-0)

FABIO CHERANT (7-2-0) VS. WILLIAM KNIGHT (9-2-0)

AUSTIN HUBBARD (13-5-0) VS. VINC PICHEL (13-2-0)

SASHA PALATNIKOV (6-3-0) VS. RAMIZ BRAHIMAJ (8-3-0)

CHASE SHERMAN (15-7-0) VS. PARKER PORTER (10-6-0)

CLAY GUIDA (36-20-0) VS. MARK O. MADSEN (10-0-0)

ALEXANDRE PANTOJA (23-5-0) VS. BRANDON ROYAL (12-5-0)

BRIAN KELLEHER (22-12-0) VS. DOMINGO PILARTE (8-2-0)

JARED CANNONIER (13-5-0) VS. KELVIN GASTELUM (16-7-0)

More bouts are expected to be announced.

@kenaiandrews

KenaiAndrewshttps://www.mmacrossfire.com
Kenai is a former Postmedia Network online news and sports editor. He is the Editor-in-Chief for MMA Crossfire.

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