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UFC Fight Night, to­mor­row 11am.

At the PPG Paints Arena in Pitts­burgh for UFC Fight Night 116 with the top billing the mid­dleweight bout be­tween for­mer Strike­force and UFC mid­dleweight cham­pion Luke Rock­hold, 32, and David Branch, 35. Cal­i­for­nian- born Rock­hold, has a 15 win- 3 loss record. One of those losses came in his last out­ing in June last year when up­set by Michael Bisp­ing after he had beaten Bisp­ing in late 2014. Branch, a for­mer WSOF mid­dleweight and light- heavy­weight cham­pion has had 24 bouts for 21 wins and three losses ( but none in his last 11 out­ings). Among the six bouts on the main card is the heavy­weight clash be­tween Justin Ledet and Dmitriy Sos­novskiy which was sched­uled earlier in the year be­fore Ledet pulled out of the fight al­leg­ing an undis­closed in­jury. Of­fi­cials elected to re­move Sos­novskiy from the card. In turn, the UFC con­firmed that Ledet was sus­pended for four months after test­ing pos­i­tive for a banned sub­stance. This fight prom­ises to be a show- stop­per. There are also five pre­lim­i­nar­ies sched­uled.

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