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Kurt Pellegrino vs. George Sotiropoulos Possible for UFC 116 on July 3

George SotiropoulosRising lightweight contenders George Sotiropoulos and Kurt Pellegrino will look to build off recent victories and extend their win streaks when they likely meet on the main card of UFC 116 on July 3 in Las Vegas.

The possible matchup was first reported by MMAMania over the weekend, but Pellegrino has since said that he has yet to be contacted for his next fight.

Sotiropoulos (12-2) earned a unanimous decision over Joe Stevenson in February at UFC 110 in his native Australia for his fifth-straight UFC win, while Pellegrino (15-4) has won his last four, including a second-round submission of Fabricio Camoes in March at UFC 111.

UFC 116 is headlined by the anticipated return of heavyweight champ Brock Lesnar vs. interim title-holder Shane Carwin, and is expected to be co-headlined by Wanderlei Silva vs. Yoshihiro Akiyama.

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Pictured: George Sotiropoulos

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