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Chad Mendes vs Cody McKenzie booked for UFC 148 on July 7 in Las Vegas

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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) has added a featherweight fight to its already stacked UFC 148: "Silva vs. Sonnen II" pay-per-view (PPV) event at the MGM Grand Garden Casino on July 7, 2012.

Fresh off his submission win over Marcus LeVesseur, Cody McKenzie will make his 145-pound debut against former division number one contender Chad Mendes.

UFC.com has the details:

Coming off a submission victory over a powerful wrestler, Cody McKenzie is now moving to featherweight and wasting no time by taking on yet another wrestling-based powerhouse, one of the division's elite, Chad Mendes.

McKenzie's last 11 wins have come via his signature guillotine choke, while the 11-1 Mendes has never been submitted. Both fighters have verbally agreed to the bout, set to take place on July 7th at UFC 148 in Las Vegas.

Mendes was last seen getting pounded out by Jose Aldo at UFC 142 earlier this year, the first defeat of his professional career after stringing together 11 straight wins.

For more on the UFC 148 fight card and line-up click here.

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