Report: Myles Jury vs. Mike Ricci lightweight bout added to UFC 165 in Toronto

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Myles Jury and Mike Ricci will share the cage in a lightweight bout at the UFC's next foray into Canada this September for UFC 165.

After recently announcing a main event of Jon Jones vs. Alexander Gustafsson for UFC 165 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, a second contest for the Ultimate Fighting Championship's next trip north of the border has come to fruition.

Going to battle in a lightweight at the Sept. 21, 2013, event at the Air Canada Centre will be Myles Jury and Mike Ricci.

Both men are veterans of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) reality show, with Jury losing in the preliminary round of his respective season and Ricci making it all the way to the finals only to lose to Colton Smith.

Ariel Helwani of MMA Fighting first reported the 155-pound match up on Friday (June 14, 2013); however, UFC officials have yet to confirm.

Jury (12-0) has strung together three-straight victories inside the Octagon since coming off the reality show, most notable knocking Ramsey Nijem into unconsciousness at UFC on FOX 7 last April.

The 24-year-old is one of the brightest prospects in the lightweight division and has only gone outside the first round twice in his 12-fight professional career.

Ricci (8-3) hasn't looked nearly impressive in his short UFC stint, going 1-1 with his lone victory over Colin Fletcher at UFC 158 last March being an extremely underwhelming contest.

"The Martian" has alternated wins and losses in his last six professional fights and hasn't strung together back-to-back victories since 2009.

It is unknown at this time if Jury vs. Ricci will take place on the preliminary portion of the card, or the main card, which will be available for purchase on pay-per-view (PPV).

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