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Edson Barboza vs Gilbert Melendez promoted to co-main event for UFC on FOX 20 in July

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Now that Anthony Johnson and Glover Teixeira have been removed from the card altogether (more on that here and here), the lightweight showdown between Edson Barboza and Gilbert Melendez has been promoted to co-main event at UFC on FOX 20.

The upcoming mixed martial arts (MMA) extravaganza is set for Sat., July 23, 2016 inside United Center in Chicago, Illinois.

Barboza (17-4) is just 2-2 since beating Bobby Green back in 2014; however, he's in a much better spot than Melendez, at least in terms of career trajectory. "El Nino" (22-5) is coming off back-to-back losses and had to spend a year on the sidelines after flunking his UFC 188 drug test.

Who takes it?

UFC on FOX 20 will be headlined by the women's bantamweight showdown pitting former division titleholder Holly Holm against Peruvian "Bullet" Valentina Shevchenko. Also doing work in the 135-pound division is former No. 1 contender Bethe Correia, as she tangles with the rough-and-tumble Jessica Eye.

See the latest UFC on FOX 20 fight card and rumors right here.

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