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It’s official: Donald Cerrone and Leon Edwards are set to headline the UFC’s return to Asia. MMAjunkie passed along news of Cerrone (33-10 MMA, 20-7 UFC) vs. Edwards (15-3 MMA, 7-2 UFC) earlier this week, and UFC officials today made a formal announcement of the five-round welterweight fight. UFC Fight Night 132 takes place June 23, likely in Singapore at a venue to be determined. It’s expected to stream on UFC Fight Pass, though the full fight card and bout order haven’t been finalized.

Rick Story is back. Just not in the UFC.

The welterweight veteran has signed a deal with the Professional Fighters League and will enter the revamped promotion’s $1 million tournament-like system, he announced to Ariel Helwani on Monday’s edition of The MMA Hour.

The PFL “season” is scheduled to begin in June and will be a true-sport format with a regular season, playoffs and championship fights in different weight divisions that are slated to culminate at the end of the year. PFL was formerly known as World Series of Fighting.

Britain’s first UFC belt holder defends his 185lbs title against the former two-time UFC welterweight champion at UFC 217 on November 4.The much-maligned bout, which has caused outrage in the middleweight division, headlines UFC 217, which St-Pierre’s bout with Bisping will be his first since his controversial UFC 167 victory over Johny Hendricks, which saw him retain the 170lbs title.

Following last month’s “Fight of the Century” with Floyd Mayweather, Conor McGregor continues his ascent to bonafide superstar status. Currently enjoying some downtime in Ibiza, news has emerged that the Irishman will launch his own clothing line next year.