Cody Garbrandt vs. Takeya Mitzugaki now official for UFC 202 “Diaz vs. McGregor II” in August

By Jamie Penick, MMATorch Editor-in-Chief

Cody Garbrandt (photo credit David Dermer © USA Today Sports)

The previously reported bantamweight bout between Cody Garbrandt and Takeya Mizugaki is now official for UFC 202 in Las Vegas this August, with the organization announcing the bout on Thursday.

It’s the latest addition to an increasingly strong card for August 20 at the T-Mobile Arena, which will be headlined by the welterweight rematch between Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz.

Garbrandt takes a lateral move in the UFC’s bantamweight division after a main event knockout win over Thomas Almeida last month at UFC Fight Night 88. The exciting young Team Alpha Male fighter will try to win his tenth pro fight to remain undefeated while taking another step towards title contention.

The 32-year-old Mizugaki will attempt to halt Garbrandt’s momentum in his 33rd career fight. The Japanese bantamweight halted a two-fight skid in his most recent fight last September, and he brings an 8-4 mark inside the Octagon into this event.

[Photo (c) David Dermer via USA Today Sports]

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