Report: Blaydes, Rozenstruik agree to Sept. 25 bout

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Curtis Blaydes and Jairzinho Rozenstruik have agreed to meet in a pivotal heavyweight bout at UFC 266 on Sept. 25, sources told MMA Fighting's Guilherme Cruz and Damon Martin.

Blaydes, the No. 4-ranked contender, is coming off a devastating knockout loss to Derrick Lewis in February. The defeat ended the 30-year-old's four-fight winning streak, which included a decision over Alexander Volkov and a stoppage versus former UFC champion Junior dos Santos.

Rozenstruik returned to the win column earlier in June, knocking out Augusto Sakai in the first round of a UFC Fight Night main event. The 33-year-old, who's ranked No. 6 in the division, has alternated wins and losses in his past four contests.

A light heavyweight title fight between Jan Blachowicz and Glover Teixeira is scheduled to headline UFC 266. The promotion hasn't announced a location for the event.

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