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Omari Akhmedov vs. Elizeu Zaleski added to UFC on FOX 19

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Welterweights Omari Akhmedov and Elizeu Zaleski will both seek redemption on April 16, as they battle at UFC on FOX 19 in Tampa, the promotion announced Wednesday. Combate first reported the matchup.

Akhmedov (15-3) looks for his fourth win under the UFC banner after suffering a knockout loss to Sergio Moraes in December, snapping a two-fight winning streak. Akhmedov currently holds a 3-2 UFC mark.

Zaleski (14-5), a former Jungle Fight welterweight champion, signed with the UFC as a "Plan B" in case Josh Koscheck couldn’t get a visa to face Erick Silva in Brazil, but only made his UFC debut a couple months later, losing to Nicolas Dalby via split decision last May.

UFC on FOX 19 takes place at the Amalie Arena, and features Tony Ferguson vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov in the main event. In the co-main event, former light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans takes on Glover Teixeira.

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