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UFC 215: Melendez Moves To Featherweight

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Gilbert Melendez will drop down to featherweight, as the former UFC title contender meets Jeremy Stephens at UFC 215.

Set for September 9 from Rogers Place in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, the card also features Junior dos Santos vs. Francis Ngannou.

Melendez (22-6) has lost three straight and four of five, while also serving a suspension. He previously held the Strikeforce lightweight title and challenged Benson Henderson for the UFC belt in 2013 and Anthony Pettis a year later.

Stephens (25-14) is 2-3 over his last five, including a pair of losses to Frankie Edgar and current UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway.

Below is the current fight card:

Heavyweight: Junior dos Santos vs. Francis Ngannou

Light Heavyweight: Ilir Latifi vs. Tyson Pedro

Featherweight: Gavin Tucker vs. Rick Glenn

Flyweight: Henry Cejudo vs. Wilson Reis

Female Bantamweight: Ashlee Evans-Smith vs. Sarah Moras

Heavyweight: Arjan Bhullar vs. Luis Henrique

Featherweight: Gilbert Melendez vs. Jeremy Stephens

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