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UFC 195: Joe Soto Replaces Russell Doane

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One-time UFC title contender Joe Soto will replace Russell Doane and face Michinori Tanaka in January at UFC 195, the promotion confirmed recently.

Set for January 2, the card features Robbie Lawler vs. Carlos Condit for the welterweight title.

Soto (15-4) is a former Bellator titleholder who stepped in on short notice and fought T.J. Dillashaw for the bantamweight title. The 28-year-old suffered a fifth-round KO loss to Dillashaw, and was bested by Anthony Birchak in June.

Tanaka (10-1) suffered his first pro loss to Kyung Ho Kang last year, snapping a 10-fight win streak.

Below is the current lineup:

UFC Welterweight Championship
Robbie Lawler (c) vs. Carlos Condit

Heavyweight: Andrei Arlovski vs. Stipe Miocic

Lightweight: Dustin Poirier vs. Joseph Duffy

Welterweight: Neil Magny vs. Stephen Thompson

Welterweight: Albert Tumenov vs. Lorenz Larkin

Lightweight: Erik Koch vs. Drew Dober

Welterweight: Sheldon Westcott vs. Edgar Garcia

Strawweight: Justin Kish vs. Nina Ansaroff

Bantamweight: Michael McDonald vs. Masanori Kanehara

Bantamweight: Joe Sotovs. Michinori Tanaka

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