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Another fight has been added to the bill for UFC Dublin

Five bouts have now been set for 24 October at the 3Arena.

Fight Source: UFC Europe

Updated at 20.30

THE ULTIMATE FIGHTING Championship has announced another bout for its return to Dublin later this year.

Headlined by the lightweight meeting of Dustin Poirier and Donegal’s Joseph Duffy, UFC Fight Night 77 will take place at the 3Arena on Saturday, 24 October.

The organisation has today revealed that a middleweight contest will also take place at the event, with Bubba Bush and Garreth McLellan both searching for a first win in the UFC.

Bush (8-2-0-1), a 30-year-old from Texas, made his UFC debut in July 2014, losing via first-round TKO to Kevin Casey. However, the bout was later declared a ‘no contest’ when Casey tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs.

A native of Johannesburg, McLellan (12-3) is a former middleweight champion for top South African promotion EFC. The 33-year-old lost via unanimous decision to Bartosz Fabinski in his first octagon appearance back in April.

On first inspection, Bush versus McLellan probably isn’t the kind of fight that will have Irish fans counting down the days until 24 October, but sometimes it’s the ones you don’t expect much from which deliver the most entertainment, so we’ll give the lads the benefit of the doubt here.

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And which of the two fighters should Irish fans cheer for? Whoever’s first to reveal in an interview that they have a second-cousin from Leitrim, of course.

Tickets for UFC Dublin are due to go on sale from Friday, 4 September. With more fights still to be announced, here’s how the card looks so far:

Joseph Duffy vs. Dustin Poirier
Norman Parke vs. Reza Madadi
Cathal Pendred vs. Tom Breese
Scott Askham vs. Krzysztof Jotko
Bubba Bush vs. Garreth McLellan

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