UFC 199 Scores Mehdi Baghdad Vs. John Makdessi For June Card


The UFC 199 lineup continues to fill up, as lightweights Mehdi Baghdad and John Makdessi have agreed to square off.

Baghdad and Makdessi are the latest fight lined up for June 4 from The Forum in Los Angeles and will likely be placed somewhere on the prelims.

Dominick Cruz defends his bantamweight title against Urijah Faber in the co-main event, with Chris Weidman challenging Luke Rockhold for the middleweight belt in the headline draw.

Baghdad (11-3) was on a seven-fight win streak before suffering a first round submission loss to Chris Wade. All seven of his victories were via finish.

Makdessi (13-5) is coming off back-to-back losses to Donald Cerrone and Yancy Medeiros. The 30-year-old is 6-5 inside the Octagon.


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