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UFC Fight Night 81: Light Heavyweights Added

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Light heavyweights Sean O’Connell and Ilir Latifi have a date for this January, as officials announced the bout for UFC Fight Night 81 recently.

Set for January 17 from the TD Garden in Boston, the card features T.J. Dillashaw defending his bantamweight title against Dominick Cruz in the main event on FOX Sports 1.

O’Connell (17-6) has evened his Octagon mark at 2-2 with back-to-back finishes, besting Matt Van Buren and Anthony Perosh.

Latifi (10-4) owns a 3-2 UFC record, including a 3-1 showing over his last four. He lost his Octagon debut to Gegard Mousasi after replacing Alexander Gustafsson on just days notice.

Below is the current lineup:

UFC Bantamweight Championship
T.J. Dillashaw (c) vs. Dominick Cruz

Lightweight: Anthony Pettis vs. Eddie Alvarez

Heavyweight: Travis Browne vs. Matt Mitrione

Middleweight: Tim Boetsch vs. Ed Herman

Featherweight: Jimy Hettes vs. Charles Rosa

Lightweight: Paul Felder vs. Daron Cruickshank

Welterweight: Patrick Cote vs. Ben Saunders

Light Heavyweight: Sean O’Connell vs. Ilir Latifi

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