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Henry Cejudo vs. Wilson Reis, Sarah Moras vs. Ashlee Evans-Smith set for UFC 216

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The UFC has added two new bouts to its UFC 216 fight card.

A high-profile flyweight bout between former title challengers Henry Cejudo and Wilson Reis, and a women’s bantamweight fight between Sarah Moras and Ashlee Evans-Smith has been scheduled for the Canadian card, which to go down on Sept. 9 at Rogers Place in Edmonton, Alberta. The news was first reported by TSN on Wednesday, and was later confirmed by the UFC.

Cejudo will be attempting to break a two-fight skid that includes a loss to the champion Demetrious Johnson and most recently a controversial split-decision loss to Joseph Benavidez. The 30-year-old Olympic wrestler is currently 10-2 in his MMA career, and finds himself ranked second at flyweight. Meanwhile, Reis, who’s ranked fourth, is coming off a submission loss Johnson in April. Prior to that, the Brazilian was on a three-fight win streak.

In the women's bantamweight bout, Canada’s Sarah Moras will be returning to the Octagon after being more than two years away from competition. Moras’ last fight was a loss to now-strawweight Jessica Andrade at UFC Fight Night 71 back in July 2015. Her opponent Evans-Smith will also be attempting to come back from a loss as she dropped a decision to Ketlen Vieira in April.

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