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James McSweeney Dropping to Light Heavyweight vs. Newcomer Tom Blackledge at UFC 120

James McSweeneyThe Ultimate Fighter 10 castmember James McSweeney is dropping down to 205-pounds and will welcome fellow Brit Tom Blackledge to the UFC in a light heavyweight bout at “UFC 120: Bisping vs. Akiyama” on October 16 at the O2 Arena in London, England.

McSweeney announced the matchup on Twitter over the weekend.

After losing to eventual winner Roy Nelson in the semifinals of TUF 10, McSweeney (4-5) made his UFC debut with a TKO of Darrill Schoonover in December, but fell below .500 with a first-round TKO to Travis Browne in June.

A jiu jitsu black belt, Blackledge (9-6) signed a four-fight deal with the UFC after scoring back-to-back first-round stoppages in 2009 in M-1 Challenge and appeared as an assistant coach with Quinton “Rampage” Jackson on TUF 10.

Blackledge debuts alongside Wolfslair teammates Kurt Warburton and Rob Broughton at UFC 120.

UFC 120 is headlined by middleweights Michael Bisping and Yoshihiro Akiyama, with the UFC 120 fight card also rumored to include Dan Hardy vs. Carlos Condit, John Hathaway vs. Dong Hyun Kim, and Cheick Kongo vs. Travis Browne.

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Pictured: James McSweeney

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