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John Makdessi vs. Diego Ferreira announced for UFC 231

John Makdessi faces Brazilian lightweight Diego Ferreira in Toronto.
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Canadian lightweight John Makdessi will get home turf advantage for the fourth time in a row on Dec. 8, as he meets Diego Ferreira at UFC 231 in Toronto. The promotion officially announced the pairing Thursday.

Makdessi (16-6) has wins over Ross Pearson and Abel Trujillo and a loss to Lando Vannata over his last three fights in Canada and looks to score his 10th UFC victory in December.

Ferreira (13-2) is coming of back-to-back wins in the Octagon, a decision over Olivier Aubin-Mercier in 2016 and a quick knockout victory over Jared Gordon in his first post-suspension bout in February.

Headlined by Max Holloway vs. Brian Ortega for the featherweight championship, UFC 231 will take place at the Scotiabank Arena in Toronto.

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