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Four fights booked for UFC’s first trip to Scotland, including Ilir Latifi vs. Hans Stringer

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Four new bouts were added to UFC’s first card in Scotland on July 18.

According to a report by Kimura, Swedish light heavyweight Ilir Latifi is set to meet Hans Stringer, while Leon Edwards takes on Pawel Pawlak and Robert Whiteford fights Paul Redmond. As reported by Combate, Steven Ray vs. Leonardo Mafra Teixeira is also booked for the card.

UFC Fight Night 72 will take place at the SSE Hydro Arena in Glasgow, and the main event was not announced yet.

Latifi (9-4, 1 no-contest) was 2-0 with a pair of first-round stoppages since losing to Gegard Mousasi in his Octagon debut, but suffered a TKO loss to Jan Błachowicz in October. Stringer (22-6-3) looks to get back on track following his first UFC loss, a second-round TKO loss by the hands of Fabio Maldonado.

Edwards (9-2), a former BAMMA welterweight champion, scored his first UFC win by knocking out Seth Baczynski in eight seconds in April. Pawlak (11-1) competed on the same card in Poland, defeating Sheldon Westcott via unanimous decision.

Whiteford (11-2), who tapped to Jimy Hettes in his promotional debut in 2013, bounced back to the win column with a unanimous decision over Daniel Pineda. He was slated to meet Dennis Siver last October, but was forced out of the card with an injury. Redmond (10-4) looks for his first UFC win after a decision loss to Mirsad Bektic in January.

Ray (17-5), a former BAMMA and Cage Warriors 155-pound champion, tries to go 2-0 in the UFC following a second-round finish over Marcin Bandel in April. Mafra (12-2) recently scored his first win since joining American Kickboxing Academy, defeating Cain Carrizosa by decision at UFN 62.

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