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Guto Inocente vs. Derrick Lewis set for TUF 19 Finale card

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Guto Inocente will finally make his UFC debut.

After battling back-to-back knee injuries, the Brazilian talent will make his first appearance inside the Octagon in a heavyweight clash with Derrick Lewis at The Ultimate Fighter 19 Finale card in Las Vegas, Nevada, on July 6, sources close to the situation confirmed the match-up to

Inocente (6-2), a former Shooto South American champion, signed with the UFC after a successful Strikeforce debut against Virgil Zwicker. The Blackzilians heavyweight enters the bout in a four-fight win streak with three stoppage victories.

Lewis (10-2, 1 no-contest) gets a quick turnaround to the Octagon following a first-round TKO victory over Jack May at UFC on FOX 11 card in April. Lewis hasn’t lost in seven bouts and has never went the distance in his MMA career.

The third bout between Frankie Edgar and B.J. Penn headlines the card at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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