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UFC On FOX 16: Three Bouts, Including Title Fight, Set

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UFC officials revealed three main card bouts for the upcoming July UFC on FOX 16 event, including a headline bout between bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw and Renan Barao.

Set for July 25 from the United Center in Chicago, the card will also include Anthony Pettis vs. Myles Jury and Miesha Tate vs. Jessica Eye.

Dillashaw (11-2) was forced to postpone his planned rematch with Barao (33-2) after suffering an injury. He won the title in 2014 from the Brazilian, and successfully defended vs. Joe Soto.

The Team Alpha Male fighter has won three in a row and is 7-2 overall with the promotion. Barao had a nine-year unbeaten streak prior to the loss to Dillashaw, and rebounded with a submission win over Mitch Gagnon last December.

Pettis (18-3) dropped the UFC lightweight title to Rafael dos Anjos last month, while Jury (15-1) suffered his first pro defeat at the hands of Donald Cerrone.

The 28-year-old Pettis, also a former WEC champion, was on a five-fight win streak before running into dos Anjos last March. Jury is 6-1 overall inside the Octagon.

Tate (16-5) and Eye (11-2) are expected to be competing for the No. 1 contender spot in the female bantamweight division.

Two of Tate’s five career losses have come at the hands of Ronda Rousey, including a submission loss for the UFC title in 2013. She has won her last three, while Eye is 1-1 with a no-contest with the UFC.

The fight announcements were made during FOX Sports 1’s “America’s Pregame” show on Tuesday.

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