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Marcos Rogerio de Lima meets newcomer John Phillips at UFC on FOX 23

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UFC 197 Photos Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

A light heavyweight clash between Marcos Rogerio de Lima and promotional newcomer John Phillips was added to UFC’s upcoming card on FOX in Denver, MMA Fighting confirmed following a report by Combate.

UFC on FOX 23 is scheduled for Jan. 28 at Denver’s Pepsi Center, and features Valentina Shevchenko vs. Julianna Pena in the main event.

Lima (14-4-1) last competed at UFC Fight Night 100 in Sao Paulo, losing to Gadzhimurad Antigulov via first-round submission. In his previous bout, the Brazilian tapped Clint Hester in the first.

Phillips (20-6), a Wales-native fighter who trains at Straight Blast Gym Ireland, makes his UFC debut coming off four straight knockout victories in Europe. The Cage Rage veteran finished all of his wins so far, including 18 knockouts.

The UFC on FOX 23 card now includes the following match-ups:

Valentina Shevchenko vs. Julianna Pena

Donald Cerrone vs. Jorge Masvidal

Andrei Arlovski vs. Francis Ngannou

Hector Lombard vs. Brad Tavares

Jason Gonzales vs. J.C. Cottrell

Nate Marquardt vs. Sam Alvey

Li Jianliang vs. Nancy Medeiros

Raphael Assuncao vs. Aljamain Sterling

Marcos Rogerio de Lima vs. John Phillips