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Lance Benoist and Bobby Voelker Likely Battling for Roster Spot at UFC Event in Albuquerque

Posted on by MMAWeekly.com Staff

UFC LogoThe UFC on Tuesday announced that it is headed to Albuquerque, N.M., in June with Benson Henderson vs. Rustam Khabilov headlining.

Within hours of announcing the event and the headliner, UFC officials have already added another bout to the fight card. Lance Benoist will meet Bobby Voelker in a welterweight bout.

Benoist (6-2) has stumbled in his last two trips to the Octagon after making a successful debut against Matt Riddle in 2011. He has since lost back-to-back bouts to Seth Baczynski and Sean Pierson.

Benoist was supposed to have fought Paulo Thiago in May of last year, but was forced out of the fight due to a broken leg.

Also badly in need of a win, Voelker (24-11) has lost his last three fights, all of them under the UFC banner.

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