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UFC 276: Middleweight champion Israel Adesanya to defend against Jared Cannonier

At UFC 274, officials confirmed that middleweight champ Israel Adesanya’s next opponent will be Jared Cannonier at UFC 276 in July.

Adesanya (23-1-0), 32, is coming off a fourth consecutive successful title defence when he decisioned former champion Robert Whittaker at UFC 271 in February. Only a failed light heavyweight title push has blemished his record.

Meanwhile, the No. 2 Cannonier (15-5-0) ,38, recently TKOed Derek Brunson at UFC 271. The “Killa Gorilla” is on a two-fight win streak and is on the second fight of newly signed six-fight deal.

UFC 276 is scheduled for July 2 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Current bouts include:

ROBBIE LAWLER (29-15-0, 1NC) VS. BRYAN BARBERENA (17-8-0)

JESSICA EYE (15-10-0, 1NC) VS. MAYCEE BARBER (10-2-0)

LAUREN MURPHY (15-5-0) VS. MIESHA TATE (19-8-0)

JESSICA-ROSE CLARK (11-7-0, 1NC) VS. JULIJIA STOLIARENKO (9-6-2)

BRAD TAVARES (19-6-0) VS. DRICUS DU PLESSIS (16-2-0)

#9 URIAH HALL (17-10-0) VS. #13 ANDRE MUNIZ (22-4-0)

#13 SEAN O’MALLEY (15-1-0) VS. #10 PEDRO MUNHOZ (19-7-0, 1NC)

#4 SEAN STRICKLAND (25-3-0) VS. ALEX PERIEIRA (5-1-0)

More bouts are expected to be announced.

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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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