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Jussier Formiga vs. Henry Cejudo added to UFC Fight Night in Monterrey

A crucial flyweight match-up has been added to the Monterrey card in November as top 5 contenders Jussier Formiga and Henry Cejudo are scheduled to square off.

Jussier Formiga
Jussier Formiga
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A pivotal match-up between flyweight contenders Henry Cejudo and Jussier Formiga is headed to Monterrey, Mexico, as they prepare to clash at the The Ultimate Fighter Latin America 2 Finale on November 21 in a fight that could very well decide the next challenger to Demetrious Johnson's belt. UFC officials confirmed the news on Monday evening. The night's main card airs live on Fox Sports 1.

Finally overcoming the rough 1-2 patch when he began his UFC career, the Brazilian jiu-jitsu blackbelt Formiga put together three wins in a row over the likes of Scott Jorgensen, Zach Makovsky and most recently Wilson Reis, which put him as the number three flyweight in the UFC rankings.

Sitting at number five, the 2008 Olympic gold medalist Cejudo will look to remain undefeated in his professional MMA career and improve his record to 10-0 after beating Dustin Kimura, Chris Cariaso and Chico Camus all by unanimous decision.

The night's headliner will star TUF 17 champion, Kelvin Gastelum, in his return to the welterweight division against seasoned veteran Matt Brown. In the co-main event, Diego Sanchez makes his featherweight debut against perennial contender Ricardo Lamas.

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