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Neil Seery added to the bill for the UFC's November return to Belfast

Team Ryano’s Seery given a shot against Ian ‘Uncle Creepy’ McCall.

Seery: hoping to get back to winning ways after Rotterdam defeat.
Seery: hoping to get back to winning ways after Rotterdam defeat.
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NEIL SEERY IS set to return to the Octagon at UFC Belfast on 19 November.

The Dublin veteran, who has a 3-3 record in the UFC, is the first Irish fighter to be added to the card at the SSE Arena.

Seery takes on Ian “Uncle Creepy” McCall in what will be the American’s first fight since his defeat to John Lineker in January 2015.

McCall (13-5-1, 2-3-1 UFC) has seen his last three fights fall through, most recently when Ray Borg pulled out of their UFC 203 bout earlier this month with injury.

He immediately turned his attention towards a flyweight clash with Team Ryano fighter Seery, telling Ariel Helwani that ”I know he’ll at least show up to fight and I love Ireland.”

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McCall won his only previous bout on these shores, beating Brad Pickett by unanimous decision on the main card of Conor McGregor v Diego Brandao in 2014 — a card on which Seery also fought and won.

Seery’s last outing was in May of this year where the 37-year-old lost a unanimous decision to Kyoji Horiguchi in Rotterdam.

The UFC’s return to Belfast will be headlined by Gunnar Nelson’s welterweight match-up against Dong Hyun Kim.

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