‘UFC Fight Night 71: Mir vs. Duffee’ set with 13 bouts

June 26, 2015 6:29 am by Chris Taylor

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The octagon will return to the state of California next month for UFC Fight Night 71, a 13-bout fight card which takes place July 15 live from the Valley View Casino Center in San Diego.

The event, which will air on FOX Sports 1 and UFC Fight Pass, is headlined by a heavyweight bout featuring former UFC champion Frank Mir (17-9 MMA) taking on rising contender Todd Duffee (9-2 MMA).

Mir is coming off a first-round knockout victory over Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva, while Duffee most recently earned a 33-second KO win over Anthony Hamilton.

In the co-main event of the evening, former Strikeforce lightweight champion Gilbert Melendez (22-5 MMA) will take on surging contender Al Iaquinta (12-3-1 MMA).

Melendez is coming off a close split-decision loss to former Bellator champ Eddie Alvarez, while Iaquinta recently earned a split-decision win over Jorge Masvidal.

Also on the card is a key lightweight tilt featuring former Strikeforce title holder Josh Thomson (20-7 MMA) taking on Tony Ferguson (18-3 MMA).

Here is the full UFC Fight Night 71 card:

MAIN CARD (FOX Sports 1, 10 p.m. ET)

•Todd Duffee vs. Frank Mir
•Al Iaquinta vs. Gilbert Melendez
•Tony Ferguson vs. Josh Thomson
•Holly Holm vs. Marion Reneau
•Kevin Lee vs. James Moontasri
•Matt Dwyer vs. Alan Jouban

PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX Sports 1, 8 p.m. ET)

•Doo Ho Choi vs. Sam Sicilia
•Jessica Andrade vs. Sarah Moras
•Manny Gamburyan vs. Scott Jorgensen
•Masanori Kanehara vs. Rani Yahya

PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass, 6:30 p.m. ET)

•Igor Araujo vs. Sean Strickland
•Ildemar Alcantara vs. Kevin Casey
•Andrew Craig vs. Lyman Good

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