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Maximo Blanco vs. Marcus Brimage Slated for UFC 145 in Atlanta

Sengoku veteran Maximo Blanco will move to the UFC featherweight division after a single Strikeforce fight and is expected to make his 145-pound debut against The Ultimate Fighter 14’s Marcus Brimage at UFC 145 on April 21 in Atlanta.

Both fighters have verbally agreed to the matchup, according to MMA Weekly.

Venezuela’s Blanco (8-3-1) suffered a second-round submission to Pat Healy in Strikeforce in December following six-straight wins in Japan, while Brimage (4-1) earned a unanimous decision over TUF 14 teammate Stephen Bass at The Ultimate Fighter 14 Finale in December.

The April 21 event was recently renamed UFC 145 after the UFC scrapped plans to visit Montreal in March, with most of that card’s fights expected to be shifted to Atlanta.

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