UFC 148: Riki Fukuda vs Constantinos Philippou official for July 7 in Las Vegas

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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is rapidly plugging holes in its UFC 148 fight card, currently scheduled for July 7, 2012 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The promotion kept the names coming at today's press conference in Calgary.

In middleweight action, longtime DEEP veteran Riki Fukuda (18-5) looks to quell the uprising of streaking striker Constantinos Philippou (10-2). Fukuda evened his Octagon record at 1-1 with a unanimous decision win over Steve Cantwell at UFC 144 in February while Philippou made it three straight by outpointing Court McGee at UFC on FX 2 earlier this month.

Which one of these talented 185-pounders gets closer to being "in the mix?"

UFC 148 is expected to feature a bantamweight title fight between TUF 15 coaches (and bitter rivals) Dominick Cruz and Urijah Faber, in addition to middleweight match-ups between Rich Franklin vs. Cung Le and Tim Boetsch vs. Michael Bisping.

And let's not forget Tito Ortiz's retirement fight rubber match against Forrest Griffin.

Stay tuned to MMAmania.com for more details on this upcoming fight card as they develop. In the meantime, see what's in store for "Sin City" on July 7 right here.

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