UFC 178 is scheduled for September 27 from Las Vegas with a main event of Jon Jones vs. Daniel Cormier for the light heavyweight title. UFC Fight Night 53 goes down the following weekend from Stockholm, Sweden.
Lee (8-1) earned his initial UFC win recently, defeating Jesse Ronson. He suffered a February decision loss to Al Iaquinta in his debut. Tuck (8-1) has scored wins in two of three appearances with the promotion, defeating Jake Lindsey in his most recent fight.
Taisumov (21-5) has gone 1-1 since signing on with the UFC, downing Tae Hyun Bang. He suffered a decision loss to Michael Prazeres earlier this year. Bandel (13-2) will carry a 12-fight win streak into his UFC debut.
Below is the UFC 178 lineup:
UFC Light Heavyweight Championship
Jon Jones (c) vs. Daniel Cormier
Bantamweight: Dominick Cruz vs. Takeya Mizugaki
Middleweight: Tim Kennedy vs. Yoel Romero
Featherweight: Conor McGregor vs. Dustin Poirier
Female Bantamweight: Cat Zingano vs. Amanda Nunes
Welterweight: John Howard vs. Brian Ebersole
Welterweight: Patrick Cote vs. Stephen Thompson
Lightweight: Bobby Green vs. Jorge Masvidal
Lightweight: Kevin Lee vs. Jon Tuck
Below is the UFC Fight Night 53 lineup:
Welterweight: Amir Sadollah vs. Nico Musoke
Featherweight: Niklas Backstrom vs. Mike Wilkinson
Featherweight: Ernest Chavez vs. Zubaira Tukhugov
Featherweight: Dennis Siver vs. Robert Whiteford
Light Heavyweight: Ilir Latifi vs. Jan Blachowicz
Lightweight: Mairbek Taisumov vs. Marcin Bandel
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