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Conor McGregor now meets Diego Brandao at Fight Night 46

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Ireland's top MMA fighter Conor McGregor is set to have a new opponent at UFC Fight Night 46.

McGregor was expected to meet Cole Miller in the main event and the pair have been exchanging words about each other for months. However, injury has forced Miller out of the fight.

The Irishman will now face "The Ultimate Fighter 14" winner Diego Brandao and the fight will still top the bill.

On the new match up, UFC President Dana White said: "Brandao is explosive and a well-rounded fighter. This should be a war."

McGregor returns to the Octagon for the first time since August 2013, when he defeated Max Holloway via unanimous decision in very impressive fashion.

Unfortunately for  'Notorious', he tore his ACL in the fight and had to take a lot of time out to recover. McGregor has stated on many occasions that he is the best featherweight in the world and famously called out the entire 145 lbs division.

Previous to his victory over Holloway, he finished Marcus Brimage off after just 67 seconds on his Octagon debut.

As for Brandao, he was recently forced out of his fight at TUF Brazil 3 finale. The Brazilian had been on a three-fight win streak, defeating the likes of Daniel Pineda and Pablo Garza before he was KO'd by Dustin Poirer in the first round.

UFC Fight Night 46 will be the first time the company returns to Ireland since 2010. It takes place on July 19 at the O2 Arena. Also on the card will be a very anticipated flyweight bout between Brad Pickett and Ian McCall.

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