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UFC adds Ricardo Ramos vs. Lerone Murphy to second ‘Fight Island’ card in July

Lerone Murphy fought to a draw with Zubaira Tukhugov in his UFC debut in Abu Dhabi.
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

UFC featherweights Ricardo Ramos and Lerone Murphy will collide at Abu Dhabi’s Yas Island on July 15, sources confirmed to MMA Fighting following a report from Ag. Fight.

The Fight Night show will be headlined by a featherweight showdown between Calvin Kattar and Dan Ige, with former lightweight champion Frankie Edgar making his bantamweight debut in the co-headliner opposite Pedro Munhoz.

Ramos (14-2) will enter the octagon for the first time in 2020 after bouncing back from his first career-loss to Said Nurmagomedov with a decision against Journey Newson last June, following up with a successful return to the 145-pound weight class by submitting Eduardo Garagorri inside one round in November.

Murphy (8-0-1) was expected to face Gabriel Benitez on March 23 but the event was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. “The Miracle” returns to the same place where he made his first and only UFC appearance, a majority draw with Zubaira Tukhugov at UFC 242 in Abu Dhabi.

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