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UFC Fight Night on June 26 Gets Raoni Barcelos-Timur Valiev Bantamweight Showdown – MMA Root



Raoni Barcelos will face Timur Valiev in a UFC Fight Night match on June 26.

ESPN
was the first to mention the couple. UFC Fight Night takes place at an as yet unannounced location and focuses on a heavyweight tilt between Alexander Volkov and Ciryl Gane.

Barcelona was due to compete in UFC Fight Night 186 on February 26, but was forced to retire after testing positive for COVID-19. The former Resurrection Fighting Alliance title holder is currently in a professional winning streak with nine seasons including five UFC triumphs. Most recently, he scored Khalid Taha at the UFC on ESPN 17.

Valiev, meanwhile, is unbeaten in his last eight professional appearances, but only because a upset defeat by Trevin Jones in the UFC to ESPN 15 was overturned in a non-competition after his opponent failed a drug test. The former World Series of Fighting and Professional Fighters League fighter jumped to win a unanimous victory decision against Martin Day in his second commercial appearance at UFC Fight Night 184 on February 8.

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