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Ultimate Fighting Championship’s (UFC) upcoming event — which is set to go down on May 13, 2020 inside inside VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida — is starting to take shape.

According to a report from MMA Fighting, a Lightweight bout between Alexander Hernandez and Drew Dober is set to go down at the closed-door event, which will be the second of the three cards set to go down in Jacksonville in the span of eight days.

This will be the third different opponent lined up for Hernandez, as two previously scheduled bouts for UFC 249 on April 18 against Islam Makachev and Omar Morales were scrapped due to COVID-19. Hernandez is coming off a win over Francisco Trinaldo last July.

Dober, meanwhile, is looking to score his third straight win and was last seen knocking out Nasrat Haqparast in the very first round at UFC 246 this past January. Drew was lined up to face Carlos Diego Ferreira on May 2 at UFC Fight Night 174 before the event was canceled.

Also, Ray Borg will face off against Ricky Simon in a Flyweight showdown. Borg recently picked up his second straight win after defeating Rogerio Bontorin at UFC Fight Night 167 a few months ago, though the victory lost some of its luster since Borg failed to make weight, yet again. Simon, meanwhile, is in desperate need of a win after dropping two in a row.

The still unnamed event is set to be headlined by a pivotal Light Heavyweight scrap between Glover Teixeira and Anthony Smith. The card will also play host to a Heavyweight showdown between Andrei Arlovski and Philipe Lins.



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