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It looks like the UFC isn't done adding fights to the upcoming historic UFC 200.

"UFC Tonight" reported Wednesday that former UFC bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw will step in the Octagon to face Raphael Assuncao in a rematch at the upcoming July 9 event.

Dillashaw last squared off against Assuncao at UFC Fight Night 29 back in 2013 when he lost in a close split decision. Assuncao was supposed to go on and fight for the title, but ultimately had to pull out of that fight due to a severe ankle injury that sidelined him for weeks.

Dillashaw, on the other hand, went on to capture the bantamweight title and defended it twice before ultimately losing it to Dominick Cruz in January at UFC Fight Night 81. Now ranked No. 1 at bantamweight, Dillashaw will have to get past Assuncao before getting another shot at the title.

UFC 200 will feature long-time rivals Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier as they fight for the undisputed light heavyweight championship. On the same night, Frankie Edgar and Jose Aldo will duke it out for the interim featherweight title and Miesha Tate will defend her UFC women's bantamweight championship against No. 4-ranked Amanda Nunes.

The historic UFC 200 will take place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, so might wanna jump on getting that air fare and hotel taken care of, folks.

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