On Saturday, June 27, the UFC will host UFC Fight Night 70: Machida vs. Romero from the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Fla.

In the night’s main event, former light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida aims to re-establish himself as a middleweight contender as he takes on Cuba’s Yoel Romero. Machida will look to bounce back from his second-round submission loss to No. 1 contender Luke Rockhold in April. Romero, meanwhile, has yet to taste defeat inside the Octagon. The wrestling stalwart has reeled off five straight wins to climb the 185-pound ranks.

The co-main event features TUF Brazil alum Santiago Ponzinibbio against striking specialist Lorenz Larkin. Ponzinibbio has earned back-to-back wins since dropping his official promotional debut in late 2013. Larkin snapped a three-fight skid with a first-round demolition of John Howard in January.

The nine-fight event kicks off Saturday with four preliminary card bouts airing live on Fox Sports 2 at 8 p.m. ET. The five-fight main card follows at 10 p.m. ET on Fox Sports 1.

Yoel Romero def. Lyoto Machida by knockout (elbows). Round 3, 1:38
Lorenz Larkin def. Santiago Ponzinibbio by TKO (punches). Round 2, 3:07
Antonio Carlos Junior def. Eddie Gordon by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 3, 4:37
Thiago “Marreta” Santos def. Steve Bosse by knockout (head kick). Round 1, 0:29
Hacran Dias def. Levan Makashvili by split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
Alex Oliveira def. Joe Merritt by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Leandro Silva def. Lewis Gonzalez by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-27)
Tony Sims def. Steve Montgomery by TKO (punches). Round 1, 2:43
Sirwan Kakai def. Danny Martinez by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

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Bryan Henderson became a fan of MMA in the late '90s when he happened upon the early UFC events on VHS at a local video rental store. He started writing about the sport on his Sporting News member blog in 2007 before becoming an official staff writer for Sporting News' "The Rumble" MMA/boxing blog. He went on to become a staff writer and the Features Manager for MMA DieHards before moving on to The MMA Corner, where he assumed the role of Editor-in-Chief. Bryan left The MMA Corner in 2014 and founded Combat Press along with two of his colleagues. In addition to covering mixed martial arts, Bryan also operated the Modified Mind body modification e-zine website for more than a decade.

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