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Cody Garbrandt vs. Mario Bautista is in the works for the UFC event on Aug. 19

The UFC has been on a roll lately, and it looks like they're not slowing down anytime soon. Fans can now look forward to another exciting event as a bantamweight bout between Cody Garbrandt and Mario Bautista is reportedly in the works for August 19 with the location for the card still to be determined.

Mario Bautista issued his intention to face former champion Cody Garbrandt following his excellent submission victory over Guido Cannetti at UFC Fight Night 221 in March. It appears that his desire has come true.

Garbrandt recovered from a difficult run in recent years, which included a quick stop at flyweight, with his most recent match after defeating Trevin Jones by a unanimous decision at UFC 285 in March.

Garbrandt was able to pick up a win after suffering consecutive defeats against Rob Font and Kai Kara-France. It served as an essential victory for Garbrandt, who was formerly in control of the UFC bantamweight championship before sustaining three straight defeats, two of which came at the hands of T.J. Dillashaw, a former teammate. Garbrandt will now want to continue his recent winning streak after defeating Jones.

When it comes to Bautista, he is presently on a four-fight undefeated streak of his own, winning three of those matches through submission. which includes submission victories over Benito Lopez and Brian Kelleher. The 29-year-old Bautista hasn't had a defeat since Jones stopped him with a rear naked choke in 2021.

For Bautista, a win over a former champion like Garbrandt would be a huge feather in his cap. It would show that he's capable of beating top-level competition and put him on the fast track to title contention.

Overall, this is a fight that fans won't want to miss. Both Garbrandt and Bautista are exciting fighters with plenty of skills, and the matchup promises to be a thrilling one. As we get closer to August 19, fans can look forward to more news and updates about this exciting bantamweight bout.


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