UFC 216: Cejudo vs. Reis, Moras vs. Evans-Smith Added to Edmonton Card

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UFC 216  in Edmonton has had a couple of new bouts added to the card today. According to a report by Canada’s TSN and confirmed by the UFC, flyweights Henry Cedjudo and Wilson Reis will square off at the event. Also added to the card is a women’s bantamweight fight between Ashlee Evans-Smith and Canadian Sarah Moras.

Reis (22-7) is the most recent victim of reigning flyweight king Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson. The Brazilian was submitted via arm-bar in the third round of his UFC on Fox 24 main event bout with the champ in April. Prior to that, he had won three straight.

Cejudo (10–2), an Olympic gold medalist in freestyle wrestling, went 10-0 to start his career, but also experienced defeat at the hands of Mighty Mouse, suffering a first round TKO loss at UFC 197. In his first fight back, he lost to Joseph Benavidez at the Ultimate Fighter 24 finale in December, after the two served as coaches on the show.

Cejudo will be looking to avoid going 0-3 here, while Reis is no doubt hoping his setback against Johnson will turn out to be a blip on the radar.

Sarah Moras (4–2), a competitor on the Ultimate Fighter 18, gets just her third octagon visit since joining the promotion in 2014. In this case, it’s her first fight since a loss to recent strawweight title challenger Jessica Andrade at UFC Fight Night 71 in July 2015. That means it will be over two years between fights for the Canadian, who won her UFC debut against Alexis Dufresne at the TUF 19 finale in 2014.

At UFC 216 she’ll be facing Ashee Evans-Smith (5–2), who is coming off an April decision loss to Ketlen Vieira at UFC on Fox 24 in April. Like Moras, Evans-Smith joined the promotion in 2014, but has managed to see more action, going 2-2 in the promotion to date.

UFC 216 takes place September at the Rogers Place in Edmonton, Alberta. No main event has been announced for the card thus far.


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