UFC: Gold Coast's Dylan Andrews meets Papy Abedi on August 28
Dylan Anderews celebrates victory at The Ultimate Fighter 17 finale
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Kanvas Exclusive: 33 year old New Zealand born UFC fighter Dylan Andrews has been booked to appear alongside Australian fighters Ben Alloway and Robert Whittaker on the UFC's Condit v Kampmann II card on August 28 this year.
MMA Kanvas can reveal that Andrews (16-4) will meet fellow middleweight Papy Abedi on a card that is shaping-up as a can't-miss-viewing for fight fans Down Under.
"The Villain" Andrews began his run in the world's premier MMA organisation with a stint on last year's The Ultimate Fighter 17 reality television series, where he was coached by UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones.
A perennial underdog throughout the series, Andrews made his way through the competition, eventually falling to competition favourite Uriah Hall in the semi-finals. Despite the loss, he secured a spot on the season finale where he made an impressive Octagon debut, defeating Jimmy Quinlin by TKO in the very first round.
Sweden's Papy Abedi (9-2) comes into the clash on the back of a close, split decision victory over Besam Yousef in April of this year. The clash with Andrews marks a return to middleweight for Abedi after competing at welterweight (170 pounds - 77kg) in his last three fights.
Also on the card, Robert Whittaker will return to the Octagon following his TKO victory over Colton Smith at UFC 160, to meet former middleweight Court McGee and Aussie Ben Alloway will meet Zak Cummings on the preliminary card.
The event will be headlined by welterweights Carlos Condit and Martin Kampmann, with Condit looking to avenge his 2009 loss to "The Hitman".
Full fight card:UFC on FOX SPORTS 1: Condit v Kampmann II
Carlos Condit vs. Martin Kampmann
Donald Cerrone vs. Rafael dos Anjos
Kelvin Gastelum vs. Paulo Thiago
Sarah Kaufman vs. Sara McMann
Takeya Mizugaki vs. Erik Perez Court
McGee vs. Robert Whittaker
Bubba McDaniel vs. Brad Tavares
Darren Elkins vs. Hatsu Hioki
James Head vs. Bobby Voelker
Justin Edwards vs. Brandon Thatch
Dylan Andrews vs. Papy Abedi
Ben Alloway vs. Zac Cummins
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