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UFC 189: Thomas Almeida-Brad Pickett Signed

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Brad Pickett will return to the bantamweight division to take on unbeaten Thomas Almeida this July at UFC 189.

Set for July 11, the event will take place in Las Vegas and feature a pair of UFC title fights.

Pickett (24-10) dropped down to the flyweight division in 2014 and bested Neil Seery, but he has lost his last two via decision to Ian McCall and Chico Camus. Back in 2010, he earned a decision over current UFC champion Demetrious Johnson.

Almeida (19-0) improved to 2-0 with the UFC by finishing Yves Jabouin last month inside of the first round. He is a former Legacy FC and MMASH champion.

Below is the current lineup:

UFC Featherweight Championship
Jose Aldo (c) vs. Conor McGregor

UFC Welterweight Championship
Robbie Lawler (c) vs. Rory MacDonald

Welterweight: Matt Brown vs. Tim Means

Featherweight: Dennis Bermudez vs. Jeremy Stephens

Welterweight: Gunnar Nelson vs. John Hathaway

Welterweight: Brandon Thatch vs. John Howard

Welterweight: Mike Swick vs. Alex Garcia

Bantamweight: Cody Garbrandt vs. Henry Briones

Bantamweight: Brad Pickett vs. Thomas Almeida

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