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McGee vs. Ponzinibbio and Ferreira vs. Magalhaes added to UFC on FOX 19

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A welterweight fight between Court McGee and Santiago Ponzinibbio has been added to UFC on FOX 19. The promotion announced the news Tuesday.

McGee (17-4) returns to the Octagon after defeating Marcio Alexandre via unanimous decision at UFC 194 on Dec. 12. Prior to that, McGee was out of competition for almost two years with his last performance being a decision loss to Ryan LaFlare on Dec. 14, 2013.

Like McGee, Ponzinibbio (22-3) also last competed this past December where he earned a technical knockout victory over Andreas Stahl at UFC Fight Night 80. Before his victory over Stahl, the Argentinian fighter had earned Fight of the Night award after losing to Lorenz Larkin via technical knockout at UFC Fight Night 70.

Additionally, Cezar Ferreira will make his return to the middleweight division to take on fellow Brazilian Caio Magalhaes. The bout was reported on Tuesday by Combate.

"Mutante" (8-5) is moving up to the middleweight division after suffering a first round knockout to Jorge Masvidal in his welterweight debut. That performance marked Ferreira's second consecutive first round knockout loss.

His opponent, Magalhaes (9-2), last competed at The Ultimate Fighter 21 Finale against Josh Samman where he lost via submission. That loss, snapped Magalhaes' four fight wining streak that included wins over Karlos Vemola, Nick Ring and Trevor Smith.

UFC on FOX 19 takes place in Tampa, Fla. on April 16. A lightweight fight between top contenders Tony Ferguson and Khabib Nurmagomedov is schedule to headline the card.