TUF Winners Eddie Gordon and Antonio Carlos Junior to Fight in Florida

June 2, 2015

Former Ultimate Fighter winners Eddie Gordon and Antonio Carlos Junior will meet in a middleweight bout in Hollywood, Fla., on Saturday, June 27, both intent on getting back on track after recent setbacks.

The UFC on Tuesday announced the long-rumored bout, making it official.

Eddie Gordon TUF 19 Finale_1829Gordon (7-3) took a little over a minute to knockout Dhiego Lima in the TUF 19 middleweight final, but has struggled in the Octagon ever since. He enters the fight with Junior on the heels of back-to-back losses to Josh Samman and Chris Dempsey.

Having won the TUF Brazil 3 heavyweight tournament, Junior (4-1) has also found it difficult to gain any traction in the Octagon.

After defeating Vitor Miranda to win TUF, Junior lost a unanimous decision to Patrick Cummins in a light heavyweight bout to close out 2014.

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He’ll now take the weight drop a step further, moving down to middleweight for the first time to try and secure his first victory under the UFC banner.

UFC Fight Night 70 features a five-round middleweight main event pitting Lyoto Machida vs. Yoel Romero. It also serves as the TUF Brazil 4 finale, which includes lightweight and bantamweight tournament finals.

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