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Nordine Taleb vs. Siyar Bahadurzada announced for UFC Ottawa

Nordine Taleb (pictured) fights Siyar Bahadurzada in a welterweight bout on May 4 in Ottawa, Ontario
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UFC Ottawa is adding more homegrown talent.

Officials announced Monday that Montreal’s Nordine Taleb will fight Siyar Bahadurzada in a welterweight bout on May 4 at Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa, Ontario.

A native of France, Taleb (14-6) has represented Canada in the Octagon since April 2014 after his time as a cast member on The Ultimate Fighter Nations. He is 6-4 in the UFC, with losses in his last two outings, a TKO to Sean Strickland and a submission to Claudio Silva.

Bahadurzada (24-7-1) is also coming off of a loss after dropping a unanimous decision to Curtis Millender in December. That snapped a three-fight winning streak and Bahadurzada fell to 4-3 in the UFC.

No main event has been designated for UFC Ottawa, but top-15 ranked middleweights Elias Theodorou and Derek Brunson have been announced for the show, which will air its main card live on the ESPN+ streaming service.

See the updated card below (bout order to be determined):

Elias Theodorou vs. Derek Brunson

Arjan Bhullar vs. Juan Adams

Sarah Moras vs. Leah Letson

Aiemann Zahabi vs. Vince Morales

Brad Katona vs. Merab Dvalishvili

Andrew Sanchez vs. Marc-Andre Barriault

Brian Kelleher vs. Mitch Gagnon

Nordine Taleb vs. Siyar Bahadurzada

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