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Gian Villante vs. Patrick Cummins set for UFC on FOX 25

Gallery Photo: UFC 167 Fight Night Photos Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

The first UFC event at Nassau Veteran’s Memorial Coliseum will have some Long Island flavor.

Former Hofstra football standout Gian Villante will take on the ultra-tough Patrick Cummins in a light heavyweight bout at UFC on FOX 25 in Uniondale, N.Y. Newsday originally reported the bout on Wednesday.

Villante takes a 15-8 record into the matchup, with 10 wins via knockout. He’s traded losses and wins in his past six fights, and is coming off a third-round TKO loss to Mauricio “Shogun” Rua in Brazil on March 11.

Cummins (9-4) has also has a mixed bag of wins and losses in the UFC and is 2-2 in his past four fights. The former Penn State wrestler is coming off a memorable win over Jan Blachowicz at UFC 210 in which he survived a horrendous opening round, then rallied over the final two and took a majority decision.

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