Leon Edwards vs. Albert Tumenov added to UFC 204 in Manchester

A welterweight bout between Leon Edwards and Albert Tumenov  has been added to UFC 204.

UFC 204 will be held on October 8, 2016 at the Manchester Arena in Manchester, England.

This will be the fourth UFC event contested in Manchester and first PPV event held in the European market since UFC 112.

The event is expected to be headlined by a UFC Middleweight Championship fight between current champion Michael Bisping and the former Pride Welterweight, Pride Middleweight and former Strikeforce Light Heavyweight Champion Dan Henderson.

Following a debut loss to  Cláudio Silva in his UFC debut, Edwards then impressed winning his next two over Pawel Pawlak and Seth Baczynski. ‘Rocky’ then dropped a unanimous decision to Kamaru Usman before picking up a unanimous decision win last time out over Dominic Waters at UFC Fight Night: Overeem vs. Arlovski.

Tumenov also lost his UFC debut to Ildemar Alcântara at UFC Fight Night 36: Machida vs. Mousasi before going on an impressive five-fight winning streak. In his most recent bout however, Tumenov was dominated by Gunnar Nelson, eventually losing via rear-naked choke in the second round.

With this bout, UFC 204 now looks like this:

Michael Bisping (c) vs. Dan Henderson
Vitor Belfort vs. Gegard Mousasi
Ovince Saint Preux vs. Jimi Manuwa
Ruslan Magomedov vs. Stefan Struve
Leonardo Santos vs. Adriano Martins
Iuri Alcântara vs. Brad Pickett
Damian Stasiak vs. Davey Grant
Leon Edwards vs. Albert Tumenov

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